Ernest Leonard Blumenschein
(1874 - 1960)
Ernest Leonard Blumenschein was active/lived in New Mexico, New York. Ernest Blumenschein is known for Indian figure and landscape painting, illustration.
Biography Ernest Leonard Blumenschein
A founder of the Taos Art Colony in Taos, New Mexico, Ernest
Blumenschein became one of the Southwest's best-known painters of
pueblo Indian genre. However, this period in his career for which he
was most known came relatively late in his life as he had strong
academic training in New York and Paris followed by a flourishing
career as an illustrator in the East.
He was born in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania, the son of a prominent musician and had early exposure to
both music and art. In Cincinnati, he attended the College of
Music and The Art Academy, and then went to New York to the Art
Students League. In New York, he supported himself as a violinist
for the symphony and in 1894, played first violinist under conduc
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