Santa Fe Art Auction, Santa Fe, NM
Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
East Coast artist Sheldon Parsons was fully established and respected in New York enclaves as a portrait artist from 1895 into the second decade of the 20th century. In 1912, his beloved wife, photographer Caroline Reed Parsons died. Around the same time, Parsons was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Eager for a change of scenery and weather, the artist and his daughter drove west looking for a new home. When they landed in New Mexico and were immediately struck by the color and culture of the Southwest, Parsons knew he was home. He would later become the first director of the New Mexico Museum of Fine Art and his daughter would marry Victor Higgins.
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