1335 Gusdorf Rd. Suite i
Taos, NM  87571
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 Wesley Rusnell (b. 1934)

Wesley Rusnell was born in 1934 in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended San Francisco State University and had his first solo show at Lawrence Ferlinghetti's City Lights Books before moving to Taos, New Mexico in 1963. During the late 1960's Rusnell painted a series of colorful nudes for which he became well-known. He moved to Roswell, New Mexico to participate in the Roswell Artist-in-Residence program from 1973-1974 and went on to become the curator of the Roswell Museum and Art Center from 1976-2006. Rusnell now resides in Taos and is one of the last living Taos Moderns.

Images are not to scale.

"Reclining Nude on Pink"
  oil on canvas - c. 1960's
  52" H x 61" W 

"Green Nude"
  acrylic on canvas - c. 1970's
  20" H x 22" W 

ink, charcoal, lead on paper - c. 1960's
  28.5" H x 22.5" W 

"Standing Yellow Nudes"
  oil on linen - 1969
  58" H x 72" W 

"Reclining Nude in Orange"
  oil on canvas - c. 1960's
  64.5" H x 54.25" W

"Rough Sketch-Head"
  oil on masonite - c. 1960's
  13.5" H x 15" W 

"Under the Moon"
  watercolor collage - 2007
  16.25" H x 20.25" W 

"East - West Freights"
  watercolor on paper - 2006
  13" H x 17" W 

"Calanias Stone Circle in Great Britain"
  watercolor on paper - c. 2000's
  15" H x 17" W 

"Reflection - Red & Green"
  oil on board - c. 1960s
  18" H x 24" W 

"Untitled Embrace I"
woodblock print on paper, unframed - 1961

"Untitled Embrace II"
woodblock print on paper, unframed - 1961

"Untitled Portrait"
woodblock print on paper, unframed - 1961

woodblock print on paper, unframed - 1961