News-Antique.com - Feb 19,2016 - Andrew Dasburg was one of the leading Modernists in New Mexico for sixty years. A student of Robert Henri, an acquaintance of Matisse and a contributor to the famous 1913 Armory Show, his artistic credentials are sterling and his following devoted. An opinionated and ambitious man, Dasburg made an impact on both American art in general and Southwestern art in particular.
In 1918, Dasburg traveled to Taos for the first time. If he had harbored thoughts of further abstraction, they were obliterated by the New Mexico landscape, which dazzled him with its light, people and natural surroundings. Dasburg was one of the principle artists amongst the modernists working in New Mexico, and his style is oft-mirrored in the work of others. Blocks of bold color are held together by sinuous lines in a mildly cubist style. Dasburg worked in watercolor, pastel, oil and prints, often switching mediums when he was beset with an artistic block or a bout of depression.
This painting, dated 1918, corresponds with Dasburg's change in style at this time.
Dimensions:15" X 12 1/4". Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.