Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979

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Andrew Dasburg (1887-1979) was a painter from Taos, N.M.

From the description of Oral history interview with Andrew Dasburg, 1974 Mar. 26 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 495595136

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From the guide to the Andrew Dasburg Papers, 1908-1981, (Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries)

Painter; Taos, N.M.

From the description of Andrew Dasburg interview, 1974 Mar. 26 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 77739430

From the description of Oral history interview with Andrew M. Dasburg, 1964 July 2 [sound recording]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 312025519

Andrew Dasburg was a prominent New Mexican artist in the twentieth century and a member of the Taos Society of Artists.

From the description of Andrew and Marina Wister Dasburg papers, 1919-1980. (Santa Fe Public Library). WorldCat record id: 38171761

Painter; Taos, New Mexico.

From the description of Andrew M. Dasburg interviews, 1964 July 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220193090

Andrew Dasburg (1887-1979) was a painter and lithographer in Taos, N.M.

Studied at Art Students League, New York City, ca. 1902, taking night classes with Robert Henri. He received a scholarship to the League's classes in Woodstock, N.Y., ca. 1905, where he studied under Birge Harrison. In 1911, he made Woodstock his summer home, living and teaching there for many years. Dasburg was prominent in New York art circles, and was among the youngest artists who exhibited at the Armory Show in 1913. He also showed his work at Alfred Stieglitz's 291 Gallery. In 1916, he made the first of many visits to Taos, settling there permanently in 1930. He married painter Grace Mott Johnson in 1909. During the 1920s, Dasburg was influential in promoting primitive painter John Kane. Johnson and Dasburg were divorced in 1922.

From the description of Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers, 1833-1980, bulk 1900-1980. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 220152711

Andrew Michael Dasburg (1887-1979) was born in Paris, France, to German parents. After his father died and when he was five, Dasburg and his mother moved to New York City. In 1902 Dasburg started attending classes at the Art Students' League and studied with Kenyon Cox and Frank Du Mond. He also took night classes with Robert Henri. In 1907 he received a scholarship to the Art Students' League summer school in Woodstock, New York and spent three summers studying there in Birge Harrison's painting class. While in school he became friends with many young artists, including Morgan Russell and his future wife, Grace Mott Johnson.

Grace Mott Johnson (1882-1967) was born in New York City. She began drawing when she was four years old, and when the family moved to a farm in 1900 she enjoyed sketching horses and other farm animals. At the age of 22 she left home to study at the Art Students' League with sculptors Gutzon Borglum and James Earle Fraser, and also attended Birge Harrison's painting class in Woodstock. Throughout her career she would sculpt animals from memory, and would often attend circuses and farms for inspiration.

In 1909 Johnson and Dasburg went to Paris and joined the modernist circle of artists living there, including Morgan Russell, Jo Davidson, and Arthur Lee. During a trip to London that same year they were married. Johnson returned to the United States early the next year, but Dasburg stayed in Paris where he met Henri Matisse, Gertrude and Leo Stein, and became influenced by the paintings of Cezanne and Cubism. He returned to Woodstock, New York in August and he and Johnson became active members of the artist community. In 1911 their son Alfred was born. Both Dasburg and Johnson showed several works at the legendary Armory Show in 1913, and Dasburg also showed at the MacDowell Club in New York City, where he met the journalist and activist John Reed who later introduced him to Mabel Dodge (Luhan), a wealthy art patron and lifelong friend. In 1914 Dasburg met Alfred Stieglitz and became part of his avant-garde circle. Using what he had seen in Paris, Dasburg became one of the earliest American cubist artists, and also experimented with abstraction in his paintings.

Dasburg and Johnson lived apart for most of their marriage. By 1917 they had separated and Dasburg began teaching painting in Woodstock and in New York City. In 1918 he was invited to Taos, New Mexico by Mabel Dodge, and returning in 1919, Johnson joined him there for a period of time. Also in 1919, Dasburg was one of the founding members of the Woodstock Artists Association with John F. Carlson, Frank Swift Chase, Carl Eric Lindin, and Henry Lee McFee. In 1922 Dasburg and Johnson divorced, and also at that time he began living most of the year in Santa Fe with Ida Rauh, spending the rest of the year in Woodstock and New York City. Dasburg became an active member of the Santa Fe and the Taos art colonies, befriending many artists and writers living in these communities, and remaining close friends with Mabel Dodge Luhan. Here he moved away from abstraction, and used the southwestern landscape as the inspiration for his paintings.

In 1928 he married Nancy Lane. When that marriage ended in 1932, he moved permanently to Taos, and with his third wife, Marina Wister, built a home and studio there. Dasburg periodically taught art privately and at the University of New Mexico. In 1937 he was diagnosed with Addison's disease, which left him unable to paint again until 1946. In 1945 he and his wife Marina separated. Dasburg was recognized for his career as an artist in a circulating retrospective organized by the American Federation of Arts in 1959. He also had retrospectives in Taos in 1966 and 1978. His artwork influence several generations of artists, especially in the southwest, and he continued creating art until his death in 1979 at the age of 92.

Grace Mott Johnson lived in the Johnson family home in Yonkers, New York during the 1920s and later moved to Pleasantville, New York. In 1924 she went to Egypt to study ancient Egyptian sculpture. During the 1930s she became a civil rights activist. She produced very little art during the last twenty years of her life.

From the guide to the Andrew Dasburg and Grace Mott Johnson papers, 1833-1980 (bulk 1900-1980), (Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution)

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creatorOf Lockwood, Ward. Ward Lockwood papers, 1913-1963. Archives of American Art
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creatorOf Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries. Frank K.M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969, bulk 1919-1968. Archives of American Art
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referencedIn Mildred Tolbert Papers, 1932-1985 The University of New Mexico, University Libraries, Center for SouthwestResearch
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referencedIn Tolbert, Mildred. Papers, 1932-1985. University of New Mexico-Main Campus
referencedIn Frank K. M. Rehn Galleries records, 1858-1969 (bulk 1919-1968) Archives of American Art
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creatorOf Dasburg, Andrew, 1887-1979,. Oral history interview with Andrew M. Dasburg, 1964 July 2 [sound recording]. Archives of American Art
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referencedIn John Reed papers, 1903-1967. Houghton Library
referencedIn Cook, Howard Norton, 1901-1980. Correspondence with Carl Zigrosser, 1927-1974, n.d. University of Pennsylvania Libraries, Van Pelt Library
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associatedWith Cramer, Florence Ballin, 1884-1962. person
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associatedWith Dasburg, Grace. person
associatedWith Dasburg, Marina Wister. person
associatedWith Davidson, Florence Lucius, d. 1962. person
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associatedWith Hollander, Richard, 1911-1991. person
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associatedWith McFee, Henry Lee, 1886-1953. person
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associatedWith Museum of Fine Arts (Museum of New Mexico) corporateBody
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associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
associatedWith New Deal and the Arts Oral History Project. corporateBody
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correspondedWith Reed, John, 1887-1920 person
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associatedWith Rönnebeck, Arnold. person
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New Mexico--Taos
New Mexico--Taos
New Mexico--Taos
Taos Pueblo (N.M.)
New Mexico
New Mexico
New Mexico--Taos
New York (State)
Subject
Taos Indians
Painters
Art, American
Artist colonies--New Mexico
Painters--New York (State)
Cubism--United States
Artist colonies
Painting, American--Southwestern States
Artist colonies--New Mexico--Taos
Federal aid to the arts
Art--American (?)--Reproductions
Sculptors--New York (State)
Sculptors
Painting, Modern--20th century--United States
Painters--United States
Artists
Art, American--20th century
Painters--Interviews
Émigré
Artist colonies--New York (State)
Taos school of art
Art--Painters
Painters--New Mexico
Painting, American
Pueblo Indians
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Birth 1887-05-04

Death 1979-08-13

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