Eanger Irving Couse (1866-1936)

The Canyon Brink, c. 1932
Oil, 8 in x 10 in
A native of Michigan, Eanger Irving Couse attended the Art Institute of Chicago, the Art Students League in New York, and spent an additional ten years studying in Paris. His fascination with Native American subjects began in childhood, when he sketched and studied the native Ojibwa of his home state. Drawn to the Southwest by the landscape and the opportunity to paint the Indians of the area, Couse summered in Taos each year following his first visit in 1902, settling there permanently in 1 927, Couse was a charter member and first president of the Taos Society of Artists. His career was greatly advanced by the patronage of the Santa Fe Railway, for whom he provided calendar and poster images for many years. Couse was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1911.

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