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VERSO
Label, Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, New York
Label, J. N. Bartfield Galleries, New York, New York
Label, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida
Label, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida

Art historian Mary Carroll Nelson has written, “The landscape, the Indians, and the ambience of Taos captured Ufer as it had other members of the Taos Society of Artists. He joined the Society in 1915, its seventh member.

“Taos vitally affected Ufer’s academic approach to painting. He lightened his palette in response to the brilliance of Taos skies, and he moved out into the landscape with his easel. Many of Ufer’s Indian pictures are of figures in landscape. He once wrote, ‘This country will never be painted out for it has an infinite variety of moods and types.… I choose my motifs and take my models to my motifs. I design the painting there. I do not make small sketches of my models first but put my full vitality and enthusiasm into the one and original painting. Studio work dulls the mind and the artist’s palette. I do not use the camera, in fact I know nothing of photography. A large painting must have the same strength and freshness that a small sketch has, and to make a large painting you must go at it just the same way as if you were making a small one.’”

PROVENANCE
Grand Central Art Galleries, New York, New York, 1926
J. N. Bartfield Galleries, New York, New York
Samuel and Marion Lawrence, Winter Park, Florida
Biltmore Galleries, Scottsdale, Arizona
Private collection, Scottsdale, Arizona
Private collection, California

EXHIBITED
Hidden Treasures: American Paintings from Florida Private Collections, Orlando Museum of Art, Orlando, Florida, 1992
The American Spirit: Realism and Impressionism from the Lawrence Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, Florida, 1999
Bierstadt to Warhol: American Indians in the West, Utah Museum of Fine Arts, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2013
Visions of the West: Highlights from the Bloomberg Collection, San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, 2020-21

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