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Barbara Latham (b. 1896)  Artworks >>

Born: Walpole, Massachusetts 1896

Painter, illustrator, author, graphic artist.

Mrs. Latham studied at the Norwich (Connecticut) Art School, at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, and at the Art Students League in Woodstock. She came to Taos in 1925. Her Taos paintings are landscapes of the Talpa Valley, “delicate and exquisite in color and directly joyous.” She “treated the everyday occupations of her neighbors in a pleasant, realistic manner, with special attention to the seasonable pastoral pattern of life.” After World War II, her “style of painting combines surrealism and meticulously renderd still-life arrangements.” Her reputation at the time was based on her illustrations for Christmas cards and juvenile books such as “I Like Caterpillars.”

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