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Doel Reed
(Indiana, 1894 - 1985, New Mexico)

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Remembered as an important member of the Taos art community after 1960, he achieved an international reputation as a landscape artist and printmaker, a master of aquatint. His paintings and aquatints were earth-toned and geometric in style and featured architectural forms of the New Mexico landscape.

From 1924 until 1959, Reed chaired the art department at Oklahoma State University. Then he moved to Talpa, near Taos, New Mexico where he and his family had been spending many summers, and he did much sketching in Arizona and New Mexico, especially the countryside and pueblos near Talpa.

He first pursued architecture but enjoying drawing, enrolled at the Art Academy of Cincinnati from 1916 to 1917 and 1919 to 1920. He served in World War I and was gassed and temporarily blinded. After months in base hospitals in France, he returned to the Art Academy and became interested in graphics. However, in those days, there were few schools specializing in that subject, so he was largely self taught. In 1952, he was elected to the National Academy of Design.

He wrote a book: Doel Reed Makes an Aquatint, and known for oils and caseins, he earned much fame from his aquatints.


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Coffin Maker's Shop




Oaklahoma Barn


Work Without Glory




Woman Playing Cello


Storm Over the Cimmaron


Adobe Ruins


House of the Bruja


Pictographs and Driftwood


Spring Evening, Chandler




Enbudo Canyon


Mexican Kitchen


A Woman of the Oaklahoma Prairies


Remembrance Victorian


Evening Storm


Mountain Village


Landscape with Cottonwoods





Woman with Landscape

Late 19th and early 20th century American art with an emphasis on the 1930s since 1977
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