Ready for the Fiesta

A work made of oil on cardboard.

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  • A work made of oil on cardboard.

Date:

1920

Artist:

William Penhallow Henderson
American, 1877–1943

About this artwork

William Penhallow Henderson first visited Santa Fe, New Mexico, as early as the 1880s and made a painting trip to the Southwest in 1904; he relocated to Santa Fe permanently in 1916. Like Victor Higgins and Walter Ufer, Henderson enjoyed the financial support of Chicago industrialists. Unlike his two colleagues, however, Henderson was rejected by the Taos Society of Artists; in response, he formed a Modernist group, the New Mexico Painters, in 1923. Ready for the Fiesta displays Henderson’s reliance on strong, decorative shapes and color, and the flattened picture plane and intensified geometry of the design are a result of his time spent in France studying the work of Paul Cézanne.

On View

American Art, Gallery 164

Artist

William Penhallow Henderson

Title

Ready for the Fiesta

Origin

United States

Date

1920

Medium

Oil on cardboard

Dimensions

101.6 × 81.3 cm (40 × 32 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Mrs. E. Harrison Rooney, Mrs. George S. Swope, and Mrs. Richard D. Stevenson

Reference Number

1985.447

Extended information about this artwork

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