William Victor Higgins
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|Born||William Victor Higgins
June 28, 1884
|Died||August 23, 1949
|Resting place||Sierra Vista Cemetery (Taos, NM)|
|Alma mater||Art Institute of Chicago|
|Movement||Taos Society of Artists|
|Spouse(s)||Sara Parsons; Marion Koogler McNay|
|Patron(s)||Carter H. Harrison|
William Victor Higgins (June 28, 1884 – August 23, 1949) was an American painter and teacher, born at Shelbyville, Indiana. He studied at the Art Institute in Chicago and at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts. In Paris he was a pupil of Robert Henri, René Menard and Lucien Simon, and when he was in Munich he studied with Hans von Hayek. He was an associate of the National Academy of Design. Higgins moved to Taos, New Mexico in 1913 and joined the Taos Society of Artists in 1917. In 1923 he founded the Harwood Foundation with Louise Harwood and Bert Phillips.
Among his paintings are:
- "Moorland Gorse and Bracken," in the Municipal Gallery, Chicago
- "Moorland Piper," Terre Haute Art Association
- "Juanito, the Suspicious Cat," In the Union League Club, Chicago
- "Women of Taos," Santa Fe Railroad
- "A Shrine to St. Anthony," Des Moines Association of Fine Arts
- "Fiesta Day," Butler Art Institute, Youngstown, Ohio
- "Pueblo of Taos," Los Angeles Museum
- "Indian at Stream," Los Angeles Museum
- "Taos from the Hillside," Richmond Art Museum
- "Baking Bread, Taos", Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis
- "The Blue Shawl", Eiteljorg Museum
- "Talpa Landscape", Eiteljorg Museum
- "Abiquiu Country", Eiteljorg Museum
- "New Mexico Skies", Snite Museum of Art
- "Taos Street in Winter", New Mexico Museum of Art
- "Floral Still Life", New Mexico Museum of Art
- "Pablita Passes", New Mexico Museum of Art
- Fisher, Reginald (1947). An Art Directory of New Mexico. Santa Fe: Museum of New Mexico. p. 28.
- Hoefer, Jacqueline (2003). A More Abundant Life : New Deal Artists and Public Art in New Mexico. Santa Fe, NM: Sunstone Press. p. 95. ISBN 0865343713.
- Victor Higgins 1884-1949: Retrospective Exhibition. Santa Fe, NM: Museum of New Mexico, Fine Arts Museum. 1971.
- Porter, Dean A. (1991). Victor Higgins : An American master. Salt Lake City, UT: Peregrine Smith Books. p. 187. ISBN 0879053623.
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