Spring Rains

A work made of oil on canvas.

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  • A work made of oil on canvas.

Date:

c. 1924

Artist:

William Victor Higgins
American, 1884–1949

About this artwork

In Spring Rains, Victor Higgins featured two Native Americans on horseback amidst a sublime landscape. He depicted El Salto Peak ringed with clouds and flooded the valley below with light, creating shimmering atmospheric effects with his vibrant palette. As the artist once observed, “A field or a mountain is always changing. They change size and color with every passing cloud and with the passing of every hour and season.” Higgins studied and taught at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He first went to Taos, New Mexico, in 1914, sponsored by a group of Chicagoans who wanted to support local artists. Liberated from financial concerns, Higgins experimented boldly with modern form and color.

On View

American Art, Gallery 272

Artist

W. Victor Higgins

Title

Spring Rains

Origin

United States

Date

1924

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

102.2 × 109.9 cm (40 1/4 × 43 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Friends of American Art Collection

Reference Number

1924.18

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