A Mountain Ceremony


Victor Higgins ( American, 1884 - 1949 )

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The most progressive of the Taos painters, Victor Higgins studied in New York, Paris, and Munich before settling in New Mexico in 1914. In A Mountain Ceremony, the simplified shapes and uniform brushstrokes create a weave of color in which the diminutive figures of the Pueblo peoples are at one with the landscape, involved in a ritual that reaffirms their integral place in their cosmos.

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DMA label copy (1934.1), n.d.