Oil on canvas. Signed L/R “Emma Grim” and dated 1896.
This lozenge canvas, which is always hung on the diagonal, is typical of the art being undertaken by the Taos Society of Artists. Though the society was not officially codified until 1915, the exploratory trips to Taos took place in the early 1890s. By this point, disenfranchisement of the Indigenous population created a visual art vacuum that was quietly filled by Mexican furniture makers who moved North. Taking their cues mostly from the Mexican interpretation of the multiple and varied Indigenous art styles of the region, the Tao Society of Artists strove to paint high quality paintings for the immigration boom to the Southwest as an escape for the East Coast Elite.
Size 25″ x 25″.