Our Washer Woman's Family- New Mexico (La Lavanderia), circa 1918.  
By Bert G. Phillips.   Oil on canvas.
Gift of Governor and Mrs. Arthur Seligman, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, a Division of the Department of Cultural Affairs.

Bert G. Phillips was born in Hudson, New York in 1868.   He studied at the National Academy of Design in New York and Académie Julien in Paris.   At the urging of Joseph H. Sharp, Phillips and Ernest Blumenschein arrived in Taos in 1893.   Phillips was the first artist to establish a studio there and was one of the six original members of the Taos Society of Artists organized in 1912.   He died in San Diego, California in 1956.

From Light & Color: Images from New Mexico: Masterpieces from the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico.   Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico Press, 1981.

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