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    Artist Name:

    Paul Strand

    Nationality & Life Dates:

    American, 1890–1976


    Grazing Horses, Taos New Mexico, 1930




    Gelatin silver print


    9 1/2 x 12 1/8 inches

    Credit Line:

    Purchase with funds from a Friend of the Museum

    Accession Number:


    Currently Not on View
    "Grazing Horses, Taos, New Mexico, 1930" was taken during the first of three consecutive summers in which Strand visited New Mexico to take portraits of friends and capture the spirit of the Southwest. He and his fellow artists sought to create a specifically American school of photography, celebrating the native and Hispanic cultures found in that region. The pair of horses grazing in the open landscape becomes symbolic of New Mexico’s unfettered natural beauty, which Strand referred to as “some of the last vestiges of what was the frontier in America.”

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