New Mexico Art History
with an emphasis on representational art
Texts contained in Resource Library by named authors listed by author name in alphabetical order:
Taos Society of Artists by Sarah Beserra
Southwestern Colonial Art by Robert William Brown
The Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway and the Development of the Taos and Santa Fe Art Colonies by Keith L. Bryant, Jr.
Canyon Road and the Santa Fe Art Colony by Michael Ettema
Women Artists of Santa Fe by Michael R. Grauer
Painted Faith: Traditional New Mexican Devotional Images by Cody James Hartley
The Pictoral Record of the Old West: the Beginning of the Taos School of Art by Robert Taft
En Celebración De Muerte: Offerings for All Souls' Day by Olga Torres-Reid
Articles contained in Resource Library without named authors listed by article name in alphabetical order:
A Century of Retablos: The Janis and Dennis Lyon Collection of New Mexican Santos, 1780-1880
Canyon Road and the Santa Fe Art Colony
El Favor de los Santos: The Retablo Collection of New Mexico State University
From Realism to Abstraction: Art in New Mexico, 1917-2002
Modernists in New Mexico: Works from a Private Collector
Native Couture: A History of Santa Fe Style
New Mexican Madonnas, 1775-1998
Northern New Mexico Diary
The Old Guard: Santa Fe Art Colony Founders
Our Saints Among Us: 400 Years of New Mexican Devotional Art
Portals: Visual Delights Along Santa Fe's Canyon Road
Pueblo Clay, America's First Pottery
Ranchwomen of New Mexico
Red Willow: Portraits of a Town
Retablo: Behind the Altar, A Collection of Paul LeBaron Thiebaud
Taking the High Road: Art, Family and Legacy in Córdova, New Mexico
Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950
Taos Artists and Their Patrons: 1898 - 1950
Articles from the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art, Stark Museum of Art and Taos Historic Museums favor New Mexico artists.
Rocky Mountain and Southwest Painting and Sculpture: 19th-21st Century
Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:
Please click on the name of each source to view articles and essays related to that source:
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Hubbard Museum of the American West
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe
Museum of Indian Arts and Culture
Museum of International Folk Art
Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
New Mexico Miniature Arts Society
New Mexico State Capitol Art Gallery
New Mexico State University Art Gallery, Williams Hall
Roswell Museum and Art Center
Santa Fe / SITE Santa Fe
Taos Historic Museums
Van Vechten-Lineberry Taos Art Museum
Other online information:
Artists from New Mexico in Wikipedia
Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway and the Santa Fe Art Community from Santa Fe Scene
How the Santa Fe Art Colony Began, by Suzanne Deats
Los Cinco Pintores from taospainters.com
Los Ochos Pintores from AskArt.com
The Mandelman-Ribak Foundation sponsors on its website an Oral History Project originated in 1999 in collaboration with Douglas Dreishpoon, Senior Curator at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York. The Project concerns artists who have worked in Taos, NM. As of 2011 the Foundation reports on its website recordings of 41 interviews of which 32 have been transcribed. Each interview runs about an hour in length and develops around a set of questions researched and conducted by Douglas Dreishpoon. The video sessions were recorded by award-winning videographer/director Doug Crawford. Some of the interviews are with artists who create representational works.
"New Deal" Art in New Mexico, by Kathryn Flynn
New Mexico State Capitol Art Collection from Collector's Guide.com
Santa Fe 400th: Creative to our core, by Douglas Fairfield, art historian, educator, and former curator for the Albuquerque Museum of Art & History, was published online in The Santa Fe New Mexican, website August 01, 2010. The article discusses New Mexico art history from prehistoric rock art to more recent times.
Taos Pre 1940 with a list of artists from AskART
Tesoros de Devoción (Treasures of Devotion) is a website presented by New Mexico History Museum, a division of the New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs. It features devotional objects created in New Mexico and biographical information on the artists who created them. The site contains three interpretative videos, a curriculum and other texts.
The Taos Society of Artists by Ernest L. Blumenschein, (via Google Books: full view) Original from Harvard University, The American Magazine of Art, By American Federation of Arts , published 1916, v.8 (1916-1917). Digitized Jul 2, 2007
Women Artist Pioneers of New Mexico, by Dottie Indyke
Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:
Stark Museum of Art: Taos Portfolio. Orange, TX: Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation, 2001. Catalogue featuring the works of artists who established an artistic colony in Taos, New Mexico in the early twentieth century. Artists include Bert Greer Phillips, Ernest Leonard Blumenschein, Joseph Henry Sharp, Eanger Irving Couse, William Herbert Dunton and others.
Art in New Mexico 1900-1945: Paths to Taos And Santa Fe by Charles C. Eldredge, Julie Schimmel, William H. Truettner, Smithsonian Press, Washington, D.C., 1988
The Song of the Loom: New Traditions in Navajo Weaving, By Frederick J. Dockstader, Montclair Art Museum. Published 1987 by Hudson Hills Press in association with the Montclair Art Museum. Indian textile fabrics. 130 pages. Original from the University of Michigan. Digitized Nov 5, 2007. Gives eighty-three examples of contemporary Navajo textile pieces.
Masterworks of the Taos Founders by Margaret Morris, Peters Corporation, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1984
The Santa Fe and Taos Colonies by Arrell M. Gibson, University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Oklahoma, 1983
Painters in Taos: THE FORMATIVE YEARS: THE HARRISON EITELJORG COLLECTION, By Harrison Eiteljorg, (Mo.) Springfield, Phoenix Art Museum, Art Museum, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake Art Center, Springfield, (Mo.). Art Museum, Phoenix Art Museum. Published by Phoenix Art Museum, 1980. 54 pages. Google Books says: "Exhibition held at Phoenix Art Museum, Feb. 22 - Apr. 13, 1980; Salt Lake Art Center, June 20 - Aug. 3, 1980; Springfield Art Museum, Nov. 15 - Dec. 27, 1981 and others"
Taos and Santa Fe: the Artist Environment by Van Deren Coke, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, 1963
History of New Mexico: Its Resources and People, by George B. Anderson, Pacific States Publishing Co. Published by Pacific States Pub. Co., 1907, Item notes: v.1. Original from the University of California. Digitized Jun 9, 2007. 1047 pages [full view at Google Books]
Taos Artists and Their Patrons, 1898-1950, by Dean A. Porter, Teresa Hayes Ebie, Suzan Campbell
Michael R. Grauer: "Neighbors: Texas Artists in New Mexico" American Art Review July-August 2003 (Volume XV, Number 4)
Michael R. Grauer: "The Founding of the Santa Fe Art Colony" American Art Review July-August 2004 (Volume XVI, Number 4)
Michael R. Grauer: "Women Artists of Santa Fe" American Art Review September-October 2004 (Volume XVI, Number 5)
Dean A. Porter: "The Taos Art Museum & Fechin House" American Art Review March-April 2004 (Volume XVI, Number 2) -- see reprint from Taos Art Mseum
Dean A. Porter and Jochen Wierich: "The Taos Society of Artists & Ancient Cultures" American Art Review July-August 2005 (Volume XVII, Number 4)
Cynthia Roznoy: American Art Review "Modernists in (New) Mexico," November 96
Joseph Traugott: "How the West is One: The Art of New Mexico" American Art Review May-June 2007 (Volume XIX, Number 3)
Ellen Zieselman: "The Founding of the Taos Art Colony" American Art Review March-April 1999 (Volume XI, Number 2)
Living Portraits: New Mexico Artists & Writers. "This DVD is a series of three, short films. They feature interviews with the artists, examples of their work, and footage of places and activities important to their lives. A discussion guide accompanies each film to assist teachers and others in fully considering the issues raised in the films." Text courtesy of Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Available through the Fine Arts Museum, Santa Fe
Promises Kept: WPA Art Treasures of New Mexico [26:32] In small towns across New Mexico are treasures from one of New Mexico's great artistic periods. For years they have been hidden away in schools, post offices and court houses. Promises Kept rediscovers our WPA artistic heritage by interviewing some of the remaining WPA artists such as Pablita Velarde and by looking closely at the artists and artworks themselves. The goal: to form a new respect, appreciation and to help preserve this treasures for generations to come. Funded in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Office of Cultural Affairs and the National Endowment for the Arts and the National New Deal Art Restoration Task Force. Orginally broadcast on New Mexico PBS station KNME. Text courtesy of YouTube. View the video in it's entirety here. View Part 1 [07:20], Part 2 [10:25], Part 3 [07:55]
Santeros = Saintmakers. Documents the lifestyle and attitudes of five New Mexican artisans who continue the 300 year-old traditions of the earliest santeros. 33 min. Video/C 1341 from Media Resources Center, Library, University of California, Berkeley.
For videos on individual artists see: Rocky Mountain and Southwest Painting and Sculpture: 19th-21st Century
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