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R.C. Gorman Navajo Gallery, Taos

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There are currently 6 RC Gorman Navajo Galleries, located in Taos, NM; Santa Fe, NM; Sedona, AZ; Scottsdale, AZ; and Tubac, AZ.

RC has been dubbed the "Picasso" of Native American Art.

Gorman visited Taos for the first time in 1964. He roamed the town's plaza area and discovered on Ledoux Street the Manchester Gallery, which was located in the same building that now houses the Navajo Gallery. The owner, John Manchester offered to mount a show in the gallery the following summer. The exhibit sold out, as did others in 1966 and 1967.

When Mr. Manchester moved his gallery to the outskirts of town, Gorman decided to buy the historic Ledoux Street building. Beginning in 1968, the building served as Gorman’s home and studio as well as a gallery exhibiting R.C.’s and other artists’ work. As the gallery developed, most of the other artists dropped out because of lack of sales, and it became apparent that the gallery should be a showcase for Gorman alone.

In the early 1980s, Gorman moved out of his Ledoux Street home in favor of a larger, more lavish and private home on the north side of Taos. The gallery now fills all the rooms of the 200-hundred-plus year old house. Heroic-scaled bronzes grace the sculpture gardens and the gallery rooms are filled with oil pastel originals, lithographs, paper casts and posters from every decade of Gorman’s prolific career.
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  • Absolutely mesmerizing art. Elizabeth is a gracious host as you take all in. All I can say is wow. Make sure to visit and experience the RC Gorman beautiful mind. 
    Absolutely mesmerizing art. Elizabeth is a gracious host as you take all in. All I can say is wow. Make sure to visit and experience the RC Gorman beautiful mind.  more »
  • While R.C. Gorman is a Taos legend, he leaves a family legacy of artists. We had the pleasure of meeting the current Gorman who is running the store and was willing to spend a lot of time talking to.....  more
    While R.C. Gorman is a Taos legend, he leaves a family legacy of artists. We had the pleasure of meeting the current Gorman who is running the store and was willing to spend a lot of time talking to.....  more »
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  • Clean, well displayed, very attractive wares.So many wonderful works. The young woman assisting us was so helpful with showing the merchandise and knowledgable about local sites, and restaurants.
  • very informative staff, world famous artist R C Gorman was the first native american to own his own fine art Gallery, they have a wide verity of prices and sizes of prints as well as originals , something there for every one

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