Eanger Irving Couse

Eanger Irving Couse

Birth
Saginaw, Saginaw County, Michigan, USA
Death 26 Apr 1936 (aged 69)
Albuquerque, Bernalillo County, New Mexico, USA
Burial Taos, Taos County, New Mexico, USA
Memorial ID 41892822 · View Source
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Artist. Eanger Irving Couse acquired his art training at the Chicago Art Institute, as well as studies in France. He mastered his artistic training with a variety of instructors. Eventually, he traveled to New Mexico, which became his chosen home; There in the Southwest of America, the painter developed a particular style of art, typical of the region. Starting in 1914, Couse's artwork appeared on the well-known, over-sized Santa Fe Railroad calendars plus in countless other advertising materials. He was a founding member and the first President of the elite 'Taos Society of Artists.' When he died from pneumonia, there was a large memorial gathering hosted in the garden of his family home. According to one account, at the conclusion of the Christian religion portion of the funeral service, his devoted Native-American Indian friends conducted a deeply meaningful native ritual. Several walked beside their friend's body the entire, lengthy distance between the homeplace and his final resting place in a far away cemetery. After almost all had departed from Eanger Couse's gravesite, a remaining few Native-Americans were observed offering voiceless prayers "in the purest of language - that of their hearts."
(bio: Audrey Burtrum-Stanley)


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  • Added: 12 Sep 2009
  • Find a Grave Memorial 41892822
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Eanger Irving Couse (3 Sep 1866–26 Apr 1936), Find a Grave Memorial no. 41892822, citing Sierra Vista Cemetery, Taos, Taos County, New Mexico, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .