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Walter Ufer

"A Storm Brewing"16" x 20" oil
SOLD"Horses Pulling Cart"
SOLD"Winter Morning"
SOLD"Spanish Dancer"
SOLD"Lone Rider"Oil on canvas, 12" x 16"

"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" -Walter Ufer

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Walter Ufer (1876-1936) 

written by Robert Parsons

and Ashley Rolshoven

Walter Ufer Biography

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 farther away from European influence, the better for us.

The strong beauty that the Southwest holds..is what holds us here."

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
Walter Ufer on horsebackPeter A. Juley & Son Collection, Smithsonian American Art Museum
Walter Ufer painting in Taos, New Mexico
Walter Ufer Artist painting in Taos, New Mexico
Walter Ufer Photograph
Walter Ufer Painter

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Walter Ufer painting the Hurd Frieze in Taos, NM, 1924

Ufer Highest Auction Prices

THE GATEWAY Price: $1,497,000
"MAKING READY" Price: $1,385,000

"IN THE GARDEN"     Price: $1,247,000 

"A Pueblo Well Scene"   Price:     $1,142,500 


"Indian Entertainer" Price: $1,025,000


"Trailing Homeward" Price: $869,000

Taos Schools

"AFTER THE CHAPEL HOUR" Price: $818,500


"THE RED MOCCASINS" Price: $752,500


"Sunspots" Price: $745,000

"Autumn" Price: $717,500

Walter Ufer prices have risen steadily. Please contact the Gallery for the latest prices and current inventory.

Parsons does not offer Walter Ufer reproductions, because no reproduction

 can compare to the real paintings.

Parsons invites you to visit the Galleries to experience the unmatched beauty of the real art.

Walter Ufer Museum Collections

Albuquerque Museum

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

Gilcrease 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

The Parthenon

Union League Club of Chicago

University of Wyoming Art Museum

Woolaroc Museum

Wright Museum of Art

Walter Ufer Paintings online

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"Fantasies"  1922


"Rio Grande" 1915 oil on canvas board, 12 x 10 1/4 in. (30.5 x 26 cm)



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