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Eanger Irving Couse (1866-1936)

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Couse, The Historian

The Historian

Couse, Klikitet Head/Fur Churgas

Klikitet Head/Fur Churgas

Eanger Irving Couse was an American Artist of the Taos artists colony in New Mexico. Couse was born in Saginaw, Michigan, near settlements of Chippewa Indians. Couse left Michigan to study painting at the Art Institute of Chicago and at the National Academy of Design in New York. Couse continued his studies in Paris at the Ecole des Beaux Arts and the Académie Julian. Couse greatly enjoyed the life in France, and stayed abroad for ten years. In France, Couse spent some time travelling and painting along the northern coast.

Couse, The Water Jug

The Water Jug

When Couse returned to America he decided to settle in New Mexico, so he could study the Native people of Taos. Couse wanted to portray Indians in a positive light, rather that perpetuate the negative stereotypes that already existed.

Couse, Moonlit Falls

Moonlit Falls

Couse was surrounded by a group of like-minded, dedicated artists that gravitated to Taos. The group, known as the Taos Society of Artists, was formed in 1912. Couse served as the group's first President, and remained an important influence.

Couse, Contemplation

Contemplation

Couse, Landscape

Landscape

Couse, Moonlight Reflections

Moonlight Reflections

Couse, Flute Player

Flute Player

Couse, Flute Player, 1930

Flute Player, 1930

Couse, The Hunter

The Hunter

Couse, The Sun Worshipper

The Sun Worshipper

Couse, A Visitor from the Past

A Visitor from the Past

Couse, The Crouching Indian

The Crouching Indian

Couse exhibited frequently and won awards for his work in Chicago, New York, Philadelphia and Paris. While Couse gained worldwide acclaim, he remained in New Mexico until his death in 1936. Couse's paintings are now in important collections internationally. Do you think you own a painting by Eanger Irving Couse. Contact us. We are the experts on Eanger Irving Couse.