A Place in the Sun
The Southwest Paintings of Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings
Walter Ufer (1876-1936) and E. Martin Hennings (1886-1956) were among hundreds of foreign students who attended Munich art academies from 1910 to1915. Both painters ultimately established themselves in the New Mexican village of Taos, where they found their primary subjects in the Native American and Hispanic peoples and the inspiring landscape. A Place in the Sun will examine how Ufer and Hennings attempted to create a distinctly American art, adapting the principles of their Munich training to their everyday subjects of the Southwest during the period between the wars. This exhibition is organized by the Petrie Institute of Western American Art at the Denver Art Museum in partnership with Philbrook Museum of Art.