Joseph Henry Sharp and Eanger Irving Couse. Friends. Contemporaries. Catalysts. Two of the founding members of the Taos Society of Artists.
Their contribution to the art of the American West—and history in general—was eye opening and endearing.
They established a gathering place for creative exchange that was as welcoming as it was ahead of its time.
They introduced the culture and ceremonies of the Indians of the Southwest to the public.
They revealed the spirit and nature of a unique landscape and people through color, texture, and light.
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 the paintings above on the Couse Portfolio and Sharp Portfolio pages.