Oscar E. Berninghaus

(1874 - 1952)


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Oscar E. Berninghaus

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While on an illustration assignment, Oscar E. Berninghaus met Bert Phillips who invited him to return to Taos, New Mexico.

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