THE COUSE FOUNDATION
And The Couse-Sharp Historic Site
"Preserving the past is our gift for the future."








































In 2001 The Couse Foundation was formed to preserve the home and studio in Taos, New Mexico, of Eanger Irving Couse, the prominent early 20th century painter of American Indian subjects.  Couse was one of the founders of the Taos Art Colony and first president of the Taos Society of Artists.  The mission of The Couse Foundation is to preserve the Eanger Irving Couse home and studio, along with its contents and archive, as well as two studio buildings owned and used by Joseph Henry Sharp, in order to give the public an authentic window into the past and to stimulate scholarly research and training in the fields of historic preservation and Southwest art history.

The Couse/Sharp Historic Site has been designated an Historic Artist's Home and Studio Associate Site by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, and is one of only 30 such sites so designated in the U.S. Others include N.C. Wyeth, Charles M. Russell, Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton and Georgia O'Keefe. The Site has also been placed on the New Mexico Register of Cultural Properties and the National Register of Historic Places.


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Color Photographs: George S. Marcek, Virginia Pringle
Vintage Photographs: Couse Family Archive






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