Sand Storm, 1951
Earl Stroh (1924–2005)
oil on masonite
Gift of the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, 1964
Earl Stroh found the New Mexico landscape to be thoroughly mesmerizing. His abstractions of the region captured the subtlety of clear light and refined color changes that characterize high-altitude landscapes. His simplified imagery from the postwar period evokes memories of landscapes by balancing recognizable subject matter with non-objective intent.