Mountains Near Taos
Ernest Blumenschein ( American, 1874 - 1960 )
Bold, deep colors combine with a dramatic jagged mountain range in this panoramic view of Taos, New Mexico. The region's scenery captivated Ernest Blumenschein, who first discovered Taos in 1897-1898 when McClure's magazine sent him there on a sketching trip. In 1898 he co-founded an artist's colony there, which thrived in the early 20th century. After 1919 the artist and his family moved permanently to Taos.