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Walter Ufer (1876-1936)
written by Robert Parsons
and Ashley Rolshoven
Ufer said, "I believe that if America gets a national Art, it will come from the Southwest, and not from the Atlantic Board.
Because we are really different from the Europeans and the frather away from European influence, the better for us.
The strong beauty that the Southwest holds..is what holds us here."
"I paint the Indian as he is.
In the garden digging--in the field working--riding amongst the sage--
meeting his woman in the desert--angling for trout--in meditation"
Ufer often painted outdoors, saying, “Studio work dulls the mind and palette.”
"The Indian has lost his race pride," he said.
"He wants only to be American. Our civilization has terrific power.
We don't feel it, but that man out there in the mountains feels it, and he cannot cope with such pressure."
"The Indian is not a fantastic figure. He resents being regarded as a curiosity - as a dingleberry on a tree.
He is intelligent and a good business man. He reads the good magazines and newspapers,
and he is quick to challenge any false statement about himself or his life."
"Gradually and with the Indians here, I believe we can give much to American Art in the future.
The Southwest has gradually gained, though it is still wild, by taking them in its fold."
Walter Ufer on horseback
Peter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Walter Ufer painting in Taos, New Mexico
Walter Ufer Photograph
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Walter Ufer Highest Auction Prices
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"THE GATEWAY" Price: $1,497,000
"A Pueblo Well Scene" Price: $1,142,500
"Indian Entertainer" Price: $1,025,000
"Trailing Homeward" Price: $869,000
"AFTER THE CHAPEL HOUR" Price: $818,500
"THE RED MOCCASINS" Price: $752,500
"Sunspots" Price: $745,000
"Autumn" Price: $717,500
Walter Ufer Museum Collections:
Art Institute of Chicago
Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center
Corcoran Gallery of Art
Denver Art Museum
Desert Caballeros Western Museum
Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians-Western Art
Figge Art Museum/Davenport Art Museum
Jack S Blanton Museum of Art
Jonson Gallery of University of New Mexico
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Metropolitan Museum of Art
Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Museum of The Southwest
National Academy of Design Museum
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
National Museum of American Art-Smithsonian
New Mexico Museum of Art
Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Phoenix Art Museum
Reading Public Museum
Rockford Art Museum
Rockwell Museum of Western Art
Sangre De Cristo Arts Center
Stark Museum of Art
Swope Art Museum
The Brooklyn Museum of Art
The Harwood Museum of Art
Union League Club of Chicago
University of Wyoming Art Museum
Wright Museum of Art
Fine Art prices have risen steadily. Please contact the Gallery for the latest prices and current inventory.
Parsons does not offer Walter Ufer 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.
Walter Ufer Paintings online
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"Rio Grande" 1915 oil on canvas board, 12 x 10 1/4 in. (30.5 x 26 cm)
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