Barbara Latham (1896-1989)

Black and white photograph of Barbara Latham
Photo by Mildred Tolbert

Barbara Latham at 203 Fine Art

Please follow the link below to view the online catalogue for the 2019 exhibition Taos Moderns in Santa Fe, organized by 203 Fine Art.

Taos Moderns in Santa Fe | Exhibition Catalogue on ISSUU


A painter, illustrator and printmaker associated with the Taos Moderns, Barbara Latham was born in Walpole, Massachusetts in 1896. She trained at the Pratt Institute and with Andrew Dasburg at the Arts Students League in Woodstock, New York, before working as an illustrator in New York City.

In 1925 she traveled to Taos, New Mexico to create illustrations for a greeting card company, and met the painter Howard Norton Cook. The two married in 1927 and settled permanently in Taos in 1933.

Latham's work depicts New Mexico landscapes and the scenes and people of Taos. She also won many accolades for her children's book illustrations.

Schools of Study

Pratt Institute, New York 1915-19.
Art Students League, Woodstock, NY

Partial List of Collections

Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, PA
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Library of Congress, Washington, D.C

Selected Exhibitions

Witte Memorial Museum, San Antonio, TX
Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, Dallas, TX
Roswell Museum, Roswell, NM
Weyhe Gallery, New York

Selected Works in Our Inventory