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E.I. Couse (1866-1936)
Eanger Irving Couse was born in
Between 1891 and 1902, Couse move back and forth between
Vastly popular in their day, Couse’s paintings seldom veer far from what the artist knew was commercially viable. While the works are quite stirring, Couse was far less concerned with historical accuracy or ceremony than many of his peers such as Oscar Berninghaus. His posed subjects were more peaceful, decorative and more contemplative than those of his peers who often preferred their subjects unstaged.
A vastly influential artist to this day, Eanger Irving Couse was one of the original six “Taos Founders” of the Taos Society of Artists, and was elected to the National Academy of Design in 1911.
E.I. Couse died in 1936.
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