EANGER IRVING COUSE (1866–1936)
After studying at the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, Couse lived in France for many years. Among his many paintings shown at the Paris Salons were two large portrayals of American Indians. The paintings were well received because of the exotic subjects and Couse’s academic skill in rendering human anatomy. In 1902, Couse began summering in Taos, New Mexico, where he painted this and other Native American subjects. His works were soon in demand by the Santa Fe Railway to attract collectors and tourists to the Southwest.
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