Oscar Berninghaus Painting "Horses in front of Kit Carson's House"Doug Hoerr
Regarding Berninghaus's painting "Horses in Front of Kit Carson's House,"I am trying to find what size the original painting is. Any help would be appreciated!
If you want to contact me,I might be able to help you about the Paulding and Berninghaus work. I am Berninghaus' granddaughter
stolen painting news
M. Webb (02/07/2001)
Read this in Art Daily A stolen painting by Oscar Berninghaus, a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists, was recovered in the Cleveland suburban home of an alleged mobster, the FBI said. "Pueblo Indian Woman of Taos," was stolen in 1989 from the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History. The painting, probably done in the 1920s, shows a woman next to a horse. The FBI seized the painting at the Orange home of John Montana, 82, after learning that it had been offered for sale. Montana, who has not been arrested or charged, declined to comment on January 23, The Plain Dealer said. Montana has an unlisted phone and could not be reached by The Associated Press. The painting and another work, "The Pipe Maker," by E. Irving Couse, were stolen after hours on July 4, 1989, from the museum, where they hung side by side. The FBI in El Paso, Texas, recovered the Couse work in 1991 and returned it to the museum. Montana had asked a Cleveland art dealer to find a buyer for the Beringhaus.