• See where the Taos art colony began. 100 years ago six artists met and the Taos Society of Artists was born (founding members of the TSA, from left: B.G. Phillips, W.H. Dunton, J.H. Sharp, O.E. Berninghaus, E.I. Couse and E.L. Blumenschein).

    See where the Taos art colony began. 100 years ago six artists met and the Taos Society of Artists was born (founding members of the TSA, from left: B.G. Phillips, W.H. Dunton, J.H. Sharp, O.E. Berninghaus, E.I. Couse and E.L. Blumenschein).

  • The groups’ paintings introduced the country to the American West and its native cultures. (from left: E.L. Blumenschein, B.G. Phillips, J.H. Sharp, and E.I. Couse, 1912).

    The groups’ paintings introduced the country to the American West and its native cultures. (from left: E.L. Blumenschein, B.G. Phillips, J.H. Sharp, and E.I. Couse, 1912).

  • The mark they made on art art world transformed Taos forever (J.H. Sharp in his Taos studio, c. 1912).

    The mark they made on art art world transformed Taos forever (J.H. Sharp in his Taos studio, c. 1912).

  • Come stand where they stood. Tour the studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp. Join in the celebration of this vital legacy (E.I. Couse painting a model in his garden, circa 1915).

    Come stand where they stood. Tour the studios of E.I. Couse and J.H. Sharp. Join in the celebration of this vital legacy (E.I. Couse painting a model in his garden, circa 1915).

  • Discover this rich history by attending the events surrounding the 100 Year Anniversary of the Taos Society of Artists (from left: Couse Foundation Intern Caroline Fernald, Ernie and Virginia Couse Leavitt preparing an exhibit in the Luna Chapel).

    Discover this rich history by attending the events surrounding the 100 Year Anniversary of the Taos Society of Artists (from left: Couse Foundation Intern Caroline Fernald, Ernie and Virginia Couse Leavitt preparing an exhibit in the Luna Chapel).

They came to Taos to paint. They left a legacy.

Visit studios of two of the founding members of the Taos Society of Artists.
Explore the Couse home and studio.  Stand at his easel. See the model’s stage and props. Follow the painting process from concept to finished canvas.
Enter the Luna family chapel.  See how Sharp converted this building into a studio in 1909.  Imagine him at work. His later studio, built in 1915, presently occupied by an artist in residence, can be visited by special arrangement.

Learn more about their paintings on the Couse Portfolio and Sharp Portfolio pages.

 

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