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Albert Looking Elk

 (1888 - 1941)
Albert Looking Elk was active/lived in New Mexico / Mexico.  Albert Looking Elk is known for pueblo scene, animal and dance figure painting.

Biography   Albert Looking Elk


Albert Martinez, better known as Albert Looking Elk, entered the art world as a model when he was around twelve years old, and then as an adult, sold his own paintings to tourists. 

At first reluctantly posing for Irving Couse, a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists (TSA), Martinez went on to make a career modeling for artists.  Later, his wife and children would also work as artist models.

Looking Elk took his first and only art lessons from Oscar Berninghaus, another TSA founder.  By 1917, if not earlier, Berninghaus set up Looking Elk with his first basic painting equipment including oils, easel, brushes, and canvas.  He also received attention from the Taos Valley News in the July 16,   ...  Displaying 750 of 2588 characters.

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