Victor Higgins (1884-1949)

Biography

Victor Higgins was the youngest founding member of the Taos Society of Artists. He combined modernism and realism in his paintings of New Mexican landscapes and Taos Pueblo scenes. Born in Shelbyville, Indiana in 1884, Higgins left for Chicago at the age of fifteen to study painting. His studies took him to Paris, where he became determined to create an American style distinct from the approach he was learning in Europe. In 1914 Higgins and his friend and painter Walter Ufer travelled to Taos, New Mexico where they both joined the Taos Society of Artists. Higgins became well-known for his paintings of the Taos Pueblo, and his work now resides in the collections of museums across the region.

Schools of Study

Partial List of Collections

Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, LA
Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Harwood Museum of Art, Taos, NM
Butler Institute of American Art, Youngstown, OH
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Photo by Mildred Tolbert
Photo by Mildred Tolbert

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