Book: Bert Geer Phillips and the Taos Art Colony
Hardcover - brand new condition, still has dust jacket
By Susan Peterson
Bert Geer Phillips settled in Taos, New Mexico, in 1898, becoming one of the first Anglo artists to reside permanently in New Mexico. This book is the first full length discussion of Phillips's art and life as well as his contribution to the establishment of the Taos art colony, and ultimately, to the growth of New Mexico as a mecca for artists and artisans. The authors draw on documentary material never used previously to discuss his childhood fascination with the West, his art training in the United States and Europe, the settling of Taos by both business and artistic entrepreneurs, his day to day life in Taos, and his artistic priorities and contributions. Contains color reproductions of his art and black and white photos.
Copyright date: 1994