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WE BUY Sheldon Parsons

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Sheldon Parsons (1866 - 1943)

While a successful artist living in New York City during the early 1900s, Sheldon Parsons painted the portraits of such important American figures as President McKinley and Susan B. Anthony. But the death of his wife and a severe case of tuberculosis drove him west with his young daughter, Sara, in 1913. Doctors suggested New Mexico, and that year Parsons became one of Santa Fe's first resident artists. Inspired by the color and light of his new home, Parsons turned his Barbizon and Impressionist training to the raw and endless landscape. He masterfully recorded the unique character of the Santa Fe neighborhoods and nearby Pueblos, as well as the expanse of the desert and mountains. When the Museum of Fine Arts opened in 1917, Parsons was appointed its first Director, and today, he is still admired as a strong leader from Santa Fe's earliest years.

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