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End of the Harvest, Taos Pueblo

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End of the Harvest, Taos Pueblo

Artist: Ernest Martin Hennings (American, 1886 - 1956)

Date: c. 1922
Medium: oil on canvas
Dimensions:
25 × 30 inches (63.5 × 76.2 cm)
Frame: 31 1/8 × 36 1/4 × 2 1/2 inches (79.1 × 92.1 × 6.4 cm)
Classification: Paintings
Signed: E. Martin Hennings (lower right)
Credit Line: Bequest of H.J. Lutcher Stark, 1965
Object number: 31.32.13
Accession Number: 1965.2.539
Label Text:Hennings created an image of beauty inspired by a New Mexico seasonal occurrence. Having studied in Munich, the artist absorbed influences from the German variation of Art Nouveau, Jugendstil, which emphasized stylized curvilinear forms. He applied that aesthetic to the American landscape, using the sunflower stalks to make a graceful pattern on the picture plane. The stalks both reveal and veil the fields, mountains and sky.
Provenance: Artist; by inheritance to his wife Helen Otte Hennings [1893-1985] Taos, New Mexico; purchased August 30, 1956 by H.J. Lutcher Stark [1887-1965]; bequeathed September 2, 1965 to the Nelda C. and H.J. Lutcher Stark Foundation; accessioned to the Stark Museum of Art
Exhibitions:
  • Color, Pattern, and Plane: E. Martin Hennings in Taos