Taos — crossroad for an L.A. artist

Taos — crossroad for an L.A. artist

In an earlier blog we wrote about Taos as a crossroad for western-bound artists from Texas such as Alexandre Hogue who came here every summer between 1926 and 1942 to make prints and teach. Other artists traveled east to reach Taos, such as Gene Kloss who left...
Early engraved images of Taos

Early engraved images of Taos

While Peter Moran (1841-1914) was the first artist to produce fine art etchings of Taos in 1880 and 1881, other trained artists came west even earlier. One of the earliest was Joseph Horace Eaton (1815-1896) who graduated from West Point in 1835. There he studied...
Lithography comes to Taos

Lithography comes to Taos

Invented in 1796 by Alois Senefelder, lithography requires special stones, polished smooth, on which the artist draws with crayons or pencils.  Then the printer applies a mixture of acid and gum Arabic to the stone, followed by water and ink before running it through...