Earl Stroh (1924-2005)

Black and white photograph of Earl Stroh
Photo by Paul O'Connor


Earl Stroh was a painter and printmaker associated with the Taos Moderns. Born in Buffalo, New York, Stroh attended the Art Institue of Buffalo and went on to study at the Art Students League of New York in New York City. In 1947 he moved to Taos, New Mexico, where he worked with two esteemed artists, Andrew Dasburg and Thomas Benrimo. He became well-connected in Taos and was inducted into the group now known as the Taos Moderns.

Stroh found a friend and generous patron in Helene Wurlitzer, heiress and benefactor of Taos arts. Through the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, Wurlitzer supported him throughout his study of etching at the Atelier Friedlander in Paris during the mid-1950s. He would prove to be a virtuosic printmaker and was selected several times as a guest artist at the Tamarind Institute of the University of New Mexico.

In 2004, his Makimoto Suite, a lithographic triptych, was exhibited at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos. The Historic Santa Fe Foundation director Pete Warzel called the work “as intricate a print work as may be visually possible in the medium”. Stroh continued to produce paintings and prints until his passing in 2005.

Schools of Study

Art Institute of Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Art Students League of New York, NY
University of New Mexico, NM
Atelier Friedlander, Paris

Partial List of Collections

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY
Art Institute Chicago, Chicago, IL
Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, OH
Dallas Art Museum, Dallas, TX
Fort Worth Arts Center, Fort Worth, TX
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO

Selected Awards

Twelfth Annual Drawing and Print Exhibition, San Francisco Museum of Art, 1948

Selected Exhibitions

Library of Congress, Washington D.C.
Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Galerie Seder, Paris
Willard Gallery, NY
World House Galleries, NY
Museum of Fine Arts, Santa Fe, NM
Roswell Museum and Art Center, Roswell, NM
Fort Worth Fine Arts Museum, Fort Worth, TX
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM

Earl Stroh at 203 Fine Art

The following exhibition catalogues, published by 203 Fine Art, feature works by Earl Stroh. Please follow the links to view the catalogues on Issuu.

Taos Moderns in Santa Fe | 2019

Taos Moderns Return to The Stables Gallery | 2018

Earl Stroh Prints and Drawings | 2017

Modern Art in Taos - the Second Chapter | 2016

Taos Moderns: Bridging the Gap | 2015

Selected Works in Our Inventory