Two visionary painters, whose art captured the Southwest.
Explore the studios of E. I. Couse and J. H. Sharp, founding members of the Taos Society of Artists. These two painters helped create the cultural fabric of Taos and the West as we know it today.
Visit the Couse home and see how these pioneer painters lived. Stand at Couse’s easel, see the model’s stage and props. All remains as it was 100 years ago. Witness this unbroken chain of history as it is preserved into the future, with the restoration of Sharp’s 1915 studio and the building of a new archive and research center. Explore the artists' work on the Couse Portfolio and Sharp Portfolio pages.
The Couse Foundation is pleased and honored to report that The Lunder Foundation of Portland, Maine, is providing a grant of $600,000 in support of the Taos Society of Artists archive and research center that will be located in the Mission Gallery building being acquired by The Couse Foundation later this year. To learn more about this grant, the planned research center, and much more, see NOTES & NEWS.