Oscar E. Berninghaus
(1874 - 1952)
Thus began his spending summers in Taos and winters in St. Louis, until his permanent move there in 1925. In 1912 he became a member of the founding Taos Society of Artists. Meantime he also took commissions from Anheuser-Busch and the Denver and Rio Grande Railroads.
He painted a five part mural for the Post Office in Phoenix, AZ depicting the opening of the West. He was a member of the St. Louis Artists’ Guild; The National Academy of Design; Salmagundi Club; Society of Western Artists; and others. paraphrased from AskArt