Walter Ufer |  Save Up To 70% Off Retail Prices! | Free Artwork Giveaway | Best Offer | Weekly Deals |  Have Questions? Call 1-888-851-5650  
Search ArtRev.com
 FREE DOMESTIC SHIPPING + FREE GIFT ON ORDERS OVER $99... USE DISCOUNT CODE "ARFS13" AT CHECKOUT.
Find the Perfect Artwork!
New to ArtRev.com or want to find the perfect artwork fast? Pick a starting point below!
New Arrivals
Artwork On Sale (Up to 70% off)
Weekly DealsHot!
Top Artists & Best SellersHot!
Browse Entire Collection
Featured CollectionsHot!
Browse by Artist Name
Artists In The Spotlight
Browse by Subjects of InterestHot!
Browse by Medium
Browse by Artwork Title
Browse by Dominant Color
Browse by Price Range
Browse by Artwork Dimensions

ArtRev.com Custom Framing & Online Frame ShopCustom Framing!
Save Time & Money! Fast Turnaround. Learn more...

Best Offer empowers you to negotiate a lower price for an item just like in real life!Like to Negotiate?
Submit an Offer and save a bunch of money! Learn more...

Get the art you want with the ArtRev.com Layaway Program!Lay-It-Away!
Buy now and pay later. No Interest or Fees! Learn more...

Listen to eclectic music while you shop!I-Radio!
Shop & listen to eclectic sounds from around the globe! Launch I-Radio.
ArtRev.com Newsletter
Enjoy exclusive discounts and offers, new product information, decorating tips, educational content, and much more...
View Sample Opens In New Window. | Zero-Spam Policy
 
 
 
Featured Artists

Walter Ufer

 

Born in Germany to parents who had immigrated the following year to Louisville, Kentucky, Walter Ufer became one of the founders of the Taos Society of Artists and achieved much distinction as a painter of Pueblo Indian genre. He showed early art talent and was encouraged by his father and his teachers. After grammar school, he apprenticed to a lithography firm where he learned basic design principles. He spent seven years in Europe and earned his formal art education at Germany’s Royal Academy of Fine Arts where he became friends with American artists Joseph Henry Sharp and Ernest Blumenschein. In 1900, he moved to Chicago and worked as a graphic designer, attracting critical acclaim for his work. In 1911, he was able to afford two years’ study in Europe; returning to Chicago, he exhibited his paintings to great praise and was awarded a travel opportunity to New Mexico as a guest of the Santa Fe Railroad.

Taos captured Ufer’s imagination, as it had so many artists, and by 1917 he was an active member of the Taos Society of Artists. Called “energetic, outspoken and uninhibited” as well as “stormy, irascible and intransigent,” he quickly made his mark on the art community, the only Taos artist to ever be compared to Cezanne. By 1920 his paintings of Taos Indians had achieved great notoriety. “The Indian has lost his race pride,” Ufer commented at one point. “He wants only to be American. Our civilization has terrific power. We don’t feel it, but that man out there in the mountains feels it, and he cannot cope with such pressure.” Accordingly, Ufer depicted the Indian with an unblinking eye for detail, often without the romanticized trappings of lost grandeur. Unlike so many of his Taos counterparts, Ufer seems to have been struck by the irony of the Indian’s lot in this artistic paradise, and he used the language of paint to argue more eloquently than he could have done with words.

Indeed, Ufer was highly political and dedicated to eradicating social injustice. He was an active socialist, a generous, outspoken man with a sensitive social conscience. During the flu epidemic of 1919, he worked day and night alongside the town’s only doctor, ministering to the sick.

During this time, Ufer earned several prestigious awards including membership in the National Academy of Design in New York and recognition by the Art Institute of Chicago. His paintings were added to permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum, and the Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C. Throughout most of the last twenty years of his painting career, he had a very generous patron, William Henry Klauer, a wealthy businessman from Dubuque, Iowa, who provided him with the critical financial safety net to continue painting. However, although his paintings sold well in the 1920s, their market dropped with the Stock Market crash, and their value did not increase until long after his death in 1936.

Explore Walter Ufer Collection Explore Walter Ufer Collection
Print Walter Ufer Biography Print Walter Ufer Biography
Download Walter Ufer PDF Biography Download Walter Ufer PDF Biography


Disclaimer: The biography shown on this page is not meant to be a complete and comprehensive exploration of the life of the featured artist and is not guaranteed to be up-to-date. While information provided about each artist is carefully studied and reviewed prior to publishing; ArtRev.com assumes no liability for the content provided on this page. Biography was last updated on . Please let us know if any information is out-of-date or inaccurate.

Copyright Notice: All videos and media are used with permission and are copyright of their respective owners. The unauthorized copying or distribution of such material is prohibited and is punishable by law.


 
 
Go to top of page.
Top Artists Subjects Collections Medium Price Size
Norman Rockwell
Lona
Marc Chagall
James Coleman
Alexander Astahov
Gary Benfield
Adriana Naveh
Phillip Anthony
LeRoy Neiman
Garcia Walfrido
 
All Artists
Top Artists
War & Battle
Art Deco
Family
Post-Impressionism
Animals & Birds
Renaissance
Medical
Landscape
People
Americana
 
All Subjects
Miami River Art Fair
Ann Storck Center
Marc Chagall Hadassah Windows
Art Director's Picks
Fine Art Photography
LeRoy Neiman
Salvador Dali Divine Comedy
Masters of the Louvre
Free Artwork
KAT - The Artist of the Stars
 
All Collections
Lithograph on Canvas
Serigraph on Paper
Aquatint Etching
Offset Lithograph
Hand-Signed Photograph
Plate (Earthenware)
Giclee on Celluloid
Stone Lithograph
Giclee on Paper
Fine Art Book
 
All Media
$0 - $100
$100 - $400
$400 - $900
$900 - $1500
$1500 - $2500
$2500 - Over
 
Specify Price
X-Small
Small
Medium
Large
Oversized
 
Specifty Size
Dominant Color
Beige | Black | Blue | Brown | Crème | Gold | Green | Grey | Orange | Pink |   Specify Color
 
   
  Go to top of page.
About ArtRev.comContact InformationAffiliate ProgramCustomer ServiceTerms of UsePrivacy PolicyArtRev.com Toolbar
 
See ArtRev.com on Houz