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Homer Boss  (Am. 1882-1956) , Landscape with House (or Artist's House, NM) 1935
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Landscape with House (or Artist's House, NM) 1935 , oil on canvas , 26 x 32 , signed lower right: Homer Boss; titled on verso: Landscape with House, Exhibited: under the title, “Landscape with House” 1935 in the 1956 retrospective Homer Boss 1882-1956 at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM. Homer Boss became a well known New Mexico artist who early on studied with William Merritt Chase (1902) and Robert Henri (1909) at the New York (Chase) School of Art. In his early work, Boss was known for commanding full-length portraits set against dark backgrounds. Eventually, he became known as one of “The Fifteen”, a group of Henri’s students which included George Bellows and Edward Hopper who rebelled against the structure of the National Academy. After a disagreement with Henri, Boss took over the school and later renamed it the Independent School, becaming an influential teacher. In 1925, Boss’s art practice started to shift as he began regularly traveling to New Mexico. The commanding beauty of the landscape and desert formations captured his imagination. His color palette dramatically expanded as he painted the nuances of the landscape and the people he found there. 1933 was another year of change for the artist, Boss permanently moved to his ranch in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. This important composition of the artist’s house is imbued with the light and colors of the desert. The work displays a certain stylization of forms which identifies the work as belonging to the American Scene painting movement in New Mexico, and painted at a similar time as the Dallas Nine (e.g., Bywaters, Lester, etc). Boss’s work can be found in the following collections: Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. to name a few. Sources: catalog of the 1956 retrospective Homer Boss 1882-1956 at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; and catalog Homer Boss: The Figure and the Land
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Homer Boss (Am. 1882-1956) , Landscape with House (or Artist's House, NM) 1935

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0189: Homer Boss (Am. 1882-1956) , Landscape with House (or Artist's House, NM) 1935
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Est. $15,000 - $25,000Starting Price $7,500
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Landscape with House (or Artist's House, NM) 1935 , oil on canvas , 26 x 32 , signed lower right: Homer Boss; titled on verso: Landscape with House, Exhibited: under the title, “Landscape with House” 1935 in the 1956 retrospective Homer Boss 1882-1956 at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM. Homer Boss became a well known New Mexico artist who early on studied with William Merritt Chase (1902) and Robert Henri (1909) at the New York (Chase) School of Art. In his early work, Boss was known for commanding full-length portraits set against dark backgrounds. Eventually, he became known as one of “The Fifteen”, a group of Henri’s students which included George Bellows and Edward Hopper who rebelled against the structure of the National Academy. After a disagreement with Henri, Boss took over the school and later renamed it the Independent School, becaming an influential teacher. In 1925, Boss’s art practice started to shift as he began regularly traveling to New Mexico. The commanding beauty of the landscape and desert formations captured his imagination. His color palette dramatically expanded as he painted the nuances of the landscape and the people he found there. 1933 was another year of change for the artist, Boss permanently moved to his ranch in Santa Cruz, New Mexico. This important composition of the artist’s house is imbued with the light and colors of the desert. The work displays a certain stylization of forms which identifies the work as belonging to the American Scene painting movement in New Mexico, and painted at a similar time as the Dallas Nine (e.g., Bywaters, Lester, etc). Boss’s work can be found in the following collections: Chazen Museum of Art, Madison, WI; Georgia Museum of Art, Athens, GA; Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; Milwaukee Art Museum, WI; and National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. to name a few. Sources: catalog of the 1956 retrospective Homer Boss 1882-1956 at the New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, NM; and catalog Homer Boss: The Figure and the Land
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