Barbara Latham, Taos painter of brilliant joy and insight, said:
“I had lived under the brilliant western sky all summer, but I had never experienced such brilliance, contrasted with such fragrant desert. … I loved Taos from the moment I stepped off the train.” "I’ve been very happy here." "And I’m still having fun with my art."
Barbara Latham said: "New Mexico has been part of my life for more than sixty years. I’ve been very happy here. I miss the wild Taos of the twenties and thirties, which is what I fell in love with, and where I fell in love. Although everything has changed … New Mexico is still a vital and happy place for me, and I’m still having fun with my art."
Barbara (Cook) Latham sale prices continue to rise in value and set new highest auction prices.
Barbara Latham Highest Auction Prices
"Getting Ready for the Rabbit Hunt" Sales Price: $18,000
"Indians Picking Plums" Price: $14,400
"Caught in a Dust Storm" Price: $5,500
"Stopping for a Visit" Price: $5,000
"Moonlight Pow Wow" Price: $3,587
"Fresh Snow" Price: $2,750
"Snowy Road" Price: $2,250
Fine Art prices have risen steadily. Please contact the Gallery for the latest prices and current inventory.
Parsons does not offer Barbara Latham prints, because no print can compare to the real paintings.
Parsons invites you to visit the Galleries to experience the unmatched beauty of the real art.
Barbara Latham Timeline:
Born at Walpole, Massachusetts, 1896
Educated in Art at:
Norwich Connecticut Art School
Art Students League
Apprenticed with Andrew Dasburg
Moved to Taos, New Mexico In 1925
Victor Higgins played match maker introducing
Barbara Latham to Howard Cook. They married in May 1927.
In 1938 Latham and Cook moved to their Talpa ridge home.
She died in 1989.
Barbara Latham Exhibitions
Witte Memorial Museum
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts
Barbara Latham Art Media includes:
Paintings in oil, egg tempera and watercolors
Barbara Latham Art Works include:
"Tourist Town, Taos"
"Tourist Town Taos"
"View From Our House in Talpa"
“Getting Ready for the Rabbit Hunt”
“Rio Grande in the Spring”
"Pedro, Nina and Perrito" 1939
"In a Hurry"
"Coming Home Late"
"Caught in a Shower"
"Hunting for Horses"
"Memories of Taos"
"View from Ranchos"
"The Shopping Trip"
"Starting on a Rabbit Hunt"
"Riding into Wind"
Barbara Latham Art publications include:
Norcross Publishing Company
New York Times Sunday magazine.
Barbara Latham Museum Collections include:
The Whitney Museum of American Art
National Academy of Design
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Library of Congress
Museum of New Mexico
Roswell Museum and Art Center
The Harwood Museum of Art
Denver Art Museum
The Slater Memorial Museum
Henry Art Gallery
Michael C Carlos Museum
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Sangre De Cristo Arts Center
The Newark Museum
Jim and Virginia Moffett Collection
Barbara Latham Museum Collections On Line:
(Click on links to view art works)
David Owsley Museum of Art Collection
Roswell Museum and Art Center
The Smithsonian American Art Museum
New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe
Indianapolis Museum of Art