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Eanger Irving Couse ( 1866–1936 )

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Eanger Irving Couse was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1866. He began to draw at a very young age. He began sketching the Chippewa Indians of his hometown in Michigan. He always loved to listen to the stories about the Indians, an interest which later became the subject of some of his major paintings. Couse began studying art at the Chicago Art Institute, and then moved to Paris in 1884, to study at the Julien Academy, and the School of Beaux Arts. He was a great art student according to his many teachers he had in France. In 1889, he married Virginia Walker, an American art student he met in Paris. After they were married they returned to America and lived at her family’s ranch in Oregon. Couse created many paintings of the Northwest Indians during his years in Oregon. Couse was invited by Joseph Henry Sharp, Ernest Blumenstein and Bert Phillips, to travel to Taos, New Mexico. He immediately fell in love with Taos and the entire Southwest, and Couse made a point to spend the summers there. In 1903, Couse tr

Artist Works

Lot 132
(2013)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
The Lesson (1902)
oil on canvas
26 x 32 in
$257,400
Lot 81
(2010)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
The Pottery Decorator ()
oil on canvas
24 x 29 in
$253,000
Lot 97
(2008)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
Moonlight Reflections ()
Oil on Board
12 x 16 in
$74,750
Lot 61
(2016)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
Drilling for Turquoise ()
oil on board
8 x 10 in
$70,200
Lot 114
(2012)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
Untitled ()
oil on canvas laid on board
16 x 20 in
$57,500
Lot 101
(2009)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
Moonlight ()
oil on board
9 x 12 in
$40,250
Lot 98
(2010)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
The Purification Rites ()
oil on canvas
16 x 12 in
$25,875
Lot 223
(2013)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
Lamb ()
oil on canvas
7 x 9 in
$4,095
Lot 77
(2008)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
Two Brothers ()
Oil on Canvas
42 x 29 in
$120,000–$180,000
Lot 86
(2008)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
The Arrow Maker ()
Oil on Canvas
24 x 29 in
$350,000–$450,000
Lot 179
(2015)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
Umatilla Wickiup with Waiting Pony (ca. 1897)
oil on canvas
15 x18 in
$30,000–$50,000
Lot 211
(2016)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
Turkey Hunter in the Aspens ()
oil on canvas
20 x 24 in
$100,000–$160,000
Lot 242
(2017)
Eanger Irving Couse (1866–1936)
The Leafy Screen ()
oil on canvasboard
16 x 12 in
$38,025