Artwork Information

  • Title:

    Trees in Ranchitos, I

  • Artist:

    Dasburg, Andrew Michael

  • Artist Bio:

    American, 1887–1979

  • Date:

    about 1972

  • Medium:

    Color lithograph

  • Dimensions:

    16 1/2 x 23 7/16 inches

  • Credit Line:

    Wichita Art Museum, Museum purchase, Burneta Adair Endowment Fund

  • Object Number:


  • Display:

    Not Currently on Display

About the Artwork

Andrew Dasburg was one of the leading advocates of modernism in the United States in the early 20th century. He had grown up in Paris, studied there, and witnessed the birth of the various avant-garde movements in painting. Later Dasburg studied with Kenyon Cox and the urban realist Robert Henri in New York, but he maintained a commitment to abstraction.

Dasburg paid his first visit to the Southwest in 1917. The Spartan grandeur of the landscape impressed him, and he spent three to four months in New Mexico every year until 1930 when he became a permanent resident. As both painter and teacher he influenced the second and third generations of artists who joined the art colonies of Taos and Santa Fe. Among his most devoted students were Ward Lockwood, Kenneth Adams, Cady Wells and Victor Higgins.