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EANGER IRVING COUSE (1866-1936)
Born in Saginaw, Michigan, Eanger Couse is primarily known for paintings of Taos Pueblo Indian men at their campfires. In his paintings he personified Native Americans as having great dignity.
Couse studied at the Chicago Art Institute, the National Academy of Design in New York and the Academie Julien in Paris. After additional studies at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts, Couse moved to Oregon where the painted the local Klikitat Indians. He then moved permanently to New York, but after a 1902 visit to Taos to paint with artists Ernest Blumenschein and Bert Geer Phillips Couse became a regular summer visitor to New Mexico.
Couse was founding member and first president of the Taos Society of Artists. He is noted for paintings of Native Americans, New Mexico, and the American Southwest. His house and studio in Taos have been preserved and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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