Gaspard de Latoix (1858 - 1918)
by Steve Holmes
Gaspard de Latoix began his trek to locate the American Southwest from England in the 1880s. Among the pueblo native American Indians of New Mexico, Latoix captured on canvas the spirit of proud, vibrant Indian cultures depicted in a highly realistic artistic style.
Gaspard de Latoix was indeed a rare breed. After all he was among the most gifted of artists - a natural hand for sketching, a talent for portraying light and shadow, an innate sense of proportion rendered with the sensitivity of an artist bringing his subject matter to life for all who witness his work. Born Gaspard Joseph de Latoix in 1858 in Leamington, Warwickshire, England, to a Swiss
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