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Minimal brush strokes, a splash of blue sky and green grass, the essence of a Santa Fe landscape.
(1881-1931) Applegate, an author, sculptor, painter, woodcarver moved to Santa Fe in 1921. Co-founder of the Spanish Colonial Art Society (1925), he was very active in Santa Fe community and preservation of Native American crafts as art. His watercolors were inspired by traditional Pueblo and Hispanic cultures and the varied Southwestern landscape. Often minimalistic in style, he used white space that allows for freer viewer interpretation.