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Old Church, Ranchos De Taos

Marion Patterson Beard (American, 1909-1988)


The massive old adobe church at Ranchos de Taos is among the most painted and photographed buildings in the United States.

Beard, a lifelong Indiana resident and art teacher at Vincennes High School, travelled to New Mexico, Mexico and Guatemala in search of subjects which she exhibited annually with the American Watercolor Society in the 1940s.

The artist, Marion Patterson Beard; Estate of Marion Patterson Beard; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1989.

Object Information

artist
Marion Patterson Beard (American, 1909-1988)
creation date
about 1943
materials
watercolor on off-white paper
dimensions
15 1/8 x 22 1/2 in.
mark descriptions
signed in ink, L.L.: Marion L. Patterson
accession number
1989.159
credit line
Gift of Estate of Marion Patterson Beard
copyright
© Marion Patterson Beard
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors