An American in Paris
Views from The Artist’s Highway
Utah Panorama 1914 Donald Beauregard
It is all the time a delight to find the work of fantastic artists whose names might by no means have risen to the heights of the superstars of artwork historical past, however who need to be remembered for his or her invaluable contributions.
Milking Time 1906 Donald Beauregard
The New Mexico Museum of Artwork in Santa Fe is showcasing the work of Donald Beauregard (1884-1914) via October twenty second, 2023, in an exhibition titled “An American in Paris.” It’s intriguing to think about what instructions Beauregard’s spectacular work would have taken had he not died at age 29. He was unable to complete the well-known murals (six 10 x 12’ murals) within the museum’s St. Francis Auditorium (depicting the historical past of St. Francis, patron saint of Santa Fe), earlier than succumbing to abdomen most cancers.
In his quick life, Beauregard, from a small city in Utah, traveled to Paris to review on the Académie Julian for 2 years, because of the patronage of Frank Springer. Whereas doing archaeological area research in Arizona and New Mexico with a College of Utah professor, Beauregard met Dr. Edgar Hewett, director of archaeological displays for the Pan California Exposition, and Santa Fe advocate. Hewett launched Beauregard to Frank Springer, an legal professional and humanities patron. Whereas finding out overseas, Beauregard additionally frolicked in Douarnenez, a seaside commune additionally frequented by Gauguin and van Gogh. The agricultural ladies of the world wore lace chapeaus often known as coiffrées as within the picture under.
Auvergne ca. 1912 Donald Beauregard
Museum Director of the New Mexico Museum of Artwork, Mark White writes, “That is the type of artist that Hewett thought was the epitome of the Santa Fe artwork colony. . . . He was professionally educated in Europe, he was experimental. (Hewett) actually believed Beauregard was the place town ought to go.” Beauregard painted with an impressionistic hand, however was additionally tremendously influenced by the work of Cézanne, Gauguin, van Gogh and the early works of Matisse.
The New Mexico Museum of Artwork holds a big assortment of Beauregard’s work, over 150 work and drawings by the promising artist with a life minimize quick.
Portrait of the Artist
An American in Paris: Donald Beauregard on the New Mexico Museum of Artwork
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