Mountains and Valleys

Victor Higgins (American, 1884-1949)

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  • Like the movement of tectonic plates, Higgins’s forceful brushstrokes of earth-toned colors molded his rendering of the rugged New Mexico landscape.
  • In the early 1930s Higgins turned his attention to mountains, which he rendered in a jagged, geometric style enhanced with strong contrasts of light and dark that showed the influence of Cubism.
  • Higgins, a native of Indiana, was introduced to American and European modernism through his studies in Chicago, Paris, and Munich and visits to the famous New York Armory Show in 1913. The following year he moved to Taos, New Mexico, where he became a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists.

Object Information

artist
Victor Higgins (American, 1884-1949)
creation date
about 1933-1935
materials
oil on canvas
dimensions
40 x 43 in.
43-5/8 x 46-3/8 in. (framed)
accession number
73.104.2
credit line
Gift of the Harrison Eiteljorg Gallery of Western Art
copyright
© Victor Higgins
collection
American Painting and Sculpture to 1945

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