April 11, 2021 Taos, New Mexico

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Tuesday, July 23 - Sunday, September 1, 2019

Highlights from the Collection: RC Gorman

Gallery: Peter & Madeleine Martin Atrium

R. C. Gorman (Navajo) (July 26, 1931 – November 3, 2005)

In celebration of the Taos wide RC Gorman Days, the Harwood is pleased to present highlights from our permanent collection.

“Mr. Gorman was best known for his paintings, sculptures and lithographs depicting American Indian women -- typically corpulent, barefoot and wrapped in shawls or blankets. From the mid-1970's on, his work graced the walls of galleries and corporate offices around the country and was disseminated even more widely on posters, notecards and calendars.” (Margalit Fox, New York Times)

A selection of drawings from the 1970’s will be on display starting July 22, 2019 and runs through the summer season. While well known for his lithographs of blanket wrapped women, these intimate drawings depict a range of forms and perspectives of the human form.

In the 1960’s Gorman moved to Taos to open a gallery where he grew his career to world-wide attention. He passed away in 2005.