Eanger Irving Couse

(1866 - 1936)


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Eanger Irving Couse

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In the academic tradition, paintings were based on careful preparatory work intended to place realistic detail at the service of noble subjects.

Eanger I. Couse b. 1866 Michigan d. 1936 New Mexico Studied at the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Academy of Design, and Academie Julian in Paris, settling for a while in France.

In 1902, Couse visited Taos, New Mexico for the first time, having heard about it in Paris from his friend, Joseph Henry Sharp. Pueblo Indians provided Couse with the subject matter that seemed right for him.

In 1912, when the Taos Society of Artists was formed, he was elected its first president, and in 1927, he and his family moved there permanently. In 1914 his paintings were used for calendars for the Santa Fe Railway and became the basis of their collection. paraphrased from AskArt