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Artist Name:

Paul Strand

Nationality & Life Dates:

American, 1890–1976

Title:

Grazing Horses, Taos New Mexico, 1930

Date:

1930

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

9 1/2 x 12 1/8 inches

Credit Line:

Purchase with funds from a Friend of the Museum

Accession Number:

74.177

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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