A Place in the Sun

Philbrook
May 22, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016

Walter Ufer and E. Martin Hennings were among hundreds of foreign students who attended Munich art academies from 1910 to 1915. 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 examined how Ufer and Hennings attempted to create a distinctly American art, adapting the principles of their Munich training to the everyday subjects of the Southwest they encountered during the period between the wars.