Fremont Ellis (Amer. 1897-1985)

Born in Montana, Fremont Ellis settled in Santa Fe in 1919 and was self-taught.  For 70 years his greatest inspiration was in the beauty of New Mexico landscapes.  From the time he was young, he developed a great love of the Spanish people of New Mexico.  He became saddened by what he regarded as the loss of the old ways – the quiet gentle way of life.

His layers of pigment applied with short, bold strokes in his work continue to influence New Mexico’s artists of today and his paintings are collected and exhibited in Museums such El Paso Museum of Art, Great Plains Art Museum and The White House.


19th, 20th & 21st Century American Paintings