White Sands

  • Cyrus LeRoy Baldridge, White Sands, oil on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Bequest of Cyrus Leroy Baldridge, 1977.79

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Cyrus Baldridge and his companion, Caroline Singer, first traveled to the American West in the 1920s. They settled in Santa Fe in 1952 after Baldridge retired from commercial illustration. White Sands captures the sweep of New Mexico’s high desert country with only a few stylized forms. The natural formation---two hundred and seventy-five square miles of gypsum sand in the Tularosa basin of southern New Mexico---reminded Baldridge of the deserts of Asia, which he and Caroline had seen during the 1920s and 1930s.

White Sands
On View
25 7/8 x 32 in. (65.8 x 81.2 cm.)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum

Bequest of Cyrus Leroy Baldridge

Mediums Description
oil on canvas
  • Landscape – season – summer
  • Landscape – desert
  • Landscape – mountain
  • Western
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ca. 1950-1960
oil on canvas
after 1924
oil on canvas mounted on panel