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Aaron Payne Fine Art Presents an Exhibition of Taos Moderns

artwork: Thomas Benrimo - "The Arrival (Morning Mist)", 1953 - Oil on masonite - 50.2 x 55.2 cm. Courtesy Aaron Payne Fine Art. On view in “Taos Moderns"

Santa Fe, NM.- Aaron Payne Fine Art is pleased to present an exhibition of Taos Moderns. The Taos Moderns were a diverse group of artists working between the mid 1940’s and the 1970’s in and around Taos, New Mexico. They were part of a stylistic lineage, primarily non-figurative or pure abstraction, that reflected and interpreted the power of light, color and the landscape in their art and changed the way Taos and its artists were viewed. The Taos Moderns came to New Mexico from all across America. Many of them were attracted to New Mexico by the space, the brilliant light, and the diverse cultures of indigenous Pueblo and Hispanic peoples. They were attracted by the freedom to work outside of the financial, cultural, and academic constraints of their previous homes. Many had been students at leading schools of fine art, or studied with established masters such as Josef Albers and Hans Hoffman.