New Mexico Art Tells its History

The Indian-Detour and Optional Side Trips

The Indian-Detour and Optional Side Trips, 9613
Gerald Cassidy and Fred Harvey Company (American, 1869 - 1934)
offset lithograph, 9 x 16 in. (22.9 x 40.6 cm)

Gerald Cassidy received his training at the Institute of Mechanical Arts, and the Art Students League in New York, both schools introducing him to other artists of the era and the ideas they were exploring. When he moved to a sanitarium in Albuquerque with a life-threatening case of pneumonia, he first saw the people and places of the Southwest. This became the central subject matter for his entire life's work which developed into a solidly realist style. Cassidy moved to Santa Fe in 1912, becoming a founding member of the Santa Fe Artists' Colony.


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