WE BUY Albert Looking Elk
Albert Looking Elk (1888-1940)
Albert Martinez, better known as Albert Looking Elk, entered the art world as a model when he was around twelve years old. At first reluctantly posing for Irving Couse, a founding member of the Taos Society of Artist, he went on to make a career modeling for artists. Later, his wife and children would also work as artist models. Looking Elk took his first and only art lessons from Oscar Berninghaus, another Taos Society of Artists founder. By 1917, if not earlier, Berninghaus set up Looking Elk with his first basic painting equipment including oils, easel, brushes, and canvas. He also received attention from the Taos Valley News in the July 16, 1918 edition: "Taos has a native artist . . . Albert Martinez of the Pueblo . . . He has painted a number of pictures of merit, several of which he has been able to sell at a fair price."
|We routinely beat the prices of auction houses—selling privately avoids the hidden expenses and risk potential of consigning to public auction.||Please call to discuss the value of your artwork and various selling options available to you.Zaplin Lampert Gallery has over THIRTY years of experience and expertise. We pay top dollar for American art of the 19th and 20th centuries.|