The Taos Founders and Cinco Pintores artists of New Mexico.
Ernest Martin Hennings (1886-1956) Towering Pines
The Santa Fe Artist scene was also making history when five well known Santa Fe artists started the Los Cinco Pintores, these included: Fremont Ellis, Jozeph Bakos, Walter Mruk, William Schuster, and Willard Nash. Their artist colony like the Taos Founders emphasized the local New Mexico flavor both in the people and their environment. The Cinco Pintores especially Nash and Bakos had a definite modern bent to their art work.
Many other well know artists not associated with either the Taos Founders or Los Cinco Pintores found the landscape of Taos and Santa Fe irresistible. They came mainly from well trained academic backgrounds to make New Mexico their home both permanent and part time. These Taos and Santa Fe Artists included: Leon Gaspard, Nicholi Fechin, Ward Lockwood, Catherine Critcher, Sheldon Parsons, Carl Redin, Doel Reed, Dorthy Brett, John Sloan, Robert Henri, Randall Davey,Carl Von Hassler, Emil Bisttram, Sheldon Parsons, Albert Schmidt, Carl and Wood Woolsey, Carlos Vierra, Agnes Simms, Gerald Cassidy, Laverne Nelson Black, Warren Rollins,Ila McAfee,Theodore Van Soelen,Ben Turner ,just to name a few.
Auction Prices and Private Sales of works by the Taos Founders, Taos Society as well as by other Taos and Santa Fe Artists have soared according to Dr. Mark Sublette owner of Medicine Man Gallery and an authority on the Taos Founders and Santa Fe artists. "Prices above a million dollars for a major painting by the Taos Founders have now occurred for many of these Taos artists." "As a dealer in these early Taos and Santa Fe paintings I only see a increase demand for these works and now also see a new interest in some of the lesser known New Mexico artist from the early twentieth century."Taos Founders, also known as the Taos Society of Artists
Los Cinco Pintores
Other Santa Fe And Taos Artists
Other Western Artists