Cloudburst at Black Mesa, New Mexico

  • Allen Tucker, Cloudburst at Black Mesa, New Mexico, 1925, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Allen Tucker Memorial, 1966.34.2

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Allen Tucker was one of the “big city” artists who came to New Mexico in the 1920s, forsaking the hustle and clamor of the city for the vast spaces of the high desert. Artists from New York and Chicago often focused on the unusual colors and shapes they found in the southwestern landscape or on the startling and theatrical effects of the weather. Here, Tucker captured the sudden violence and stark contrasts of light and dark that a New Mexico storm can bring.

Title
Cloudburst at Black Mesa, New Mexico
Artist
Date
1925
Location
Dimensions
30 1/8 x 36 3/8 in. (76.4 x 92.5 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Allen Tucker Memorial

Mediums
Mediums Description
oil on canvas
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – weather – storm
  • Landscape – desert
  • Landscape – New Mexico – Black Mesa
  • Landscape – mountain
Object Number
1966.34.2
Palette
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