Berninghaus in Taos

131 Bent St

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Oscar E Berninghaus (1874-1952)
"Indians on the Mesa" "Afternoon Shadows"
"Peace & Plenty"
"Greeting the Wagon Train""Peace & Plenty"
20" x 30" oil on canvas1925

 "Indian Mail Man"  "John Dunn's Taos Stagecoach"
  Oil on canvas, 20" x 30"
ca. 1920's
"Storm Clouds over Taos Mountain" "The Irrigation Ditch" 
Oil on board, 14" x 20" Oil on board, 12" x 16" 
1947-1948   1949
 "Llano Quemado"  "Winter Evening (Taos)"

 "Apache" "Attacking Stage"

 "Taos Adobe"  "Ranchitos Hacienda"
  Oil on canvas

 "Trail to the Mountains"  "Peace & Plenty"



"Along the River"
"Truchas Peaks Taos" "Moonlight and Shadows"
 "Trampas Church"  "Mexico"

 "Trail Sagebrush"  "Train Scene"


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Oscar E Berninghaus (1874-1952)

Art Biography: 

written by +Robert Parsons

Berninghaus said about Taos,
"I boarded a narrow gauge freight train, affectionally known as the Chile Line,
bound for Santa Fe, New Mexico. That was in 1899.
For reasons unknown to me the little train would stop every few miles,
perhaps to cool down the axle, take in fuel and water or remove some fallen boulder from the mountainside.

Anyway, whatever it was, this gave the pleasant opportunity to make sketches
of such objects as sagebrush, pinion trees and rock formations.
The train crew, taking interest in me and what I was doing,
suggested i might ride the top of the freight car that I may better see the country as we roll along.

It was a beautiful bright sunny day in May.
The warmth of the sun was warmth to the soul and body in this high altitude of Northern New Mexico.
The sun casting its glowing color over the hills, that gave the Sangre de Christo mountains their name.
I found Taos just as beautiful as the brakeman had described it.
And more so."

Oscar E Berninghaus, a founder of  the Taos Society of Artists, first visited in 1899.
 Settling permanently for 27 years, he was one of the very few ever allowed into the Native American Kivas and religious ceremonies.
OE Berninghaus in his Taos Studio

Fellow Taos artist Rebecca James said, "The body of his work is a magnificent document of the Southwest,
painted as no one else has put down in this country.
It is suffused with tenderness, is straight and tough as a pine tree, strong as a verb."
Oscar E Berninghaus

Berninghaus said: "I stayed here but a week, became infected with the Taos germ and promised myself a longer stay…"
"The painter must first see his picture as paint-as color-as form-and not as a landscape or a figure.
He must see with his inner eye, then paint with feeling, not with seeing."

Oscar E Berninghaus Highest Auction Prices


 "Indian Farmer"   Price: $690,000

"Harvest Season"  Price: $573,300

"A CORNER IN THE TAOS PLAZA"  Price: $541,000

"Short Cut"  Price: $431,250

"Taos Field of Workers (1950)"  Price: $400,000

"Autumn Days"  Price: $365,500

"Autumn Bounty"  Price: $325,000

"Indians on Horseback"  Price: $324,000

"Tracks on the Trail"  Price: $284,500

"Cottonwoods in the Fall, Glorietta Grove"  Price: $280,000

"Aspen Forest on Taos Pass"  Price: $262,400

Oscar E Berninghaus' Art prices have risen steadily. Please contact the Gallery for the latest prices and current inventory. 

Parsons does not offer Oscar E Berninghaus prints, because no print can compare to the real paintings. 

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