New Mexico Artist Harold Joe Waldrum

Harold Joe Waldrum was born in Savoy Texas in 1934. He attended college in Colorado and taught school in southwestern Kansas before moving to New Mexico in 1972 to pursue a career as an artist.

By 1981 he was in Taos, living and working in the Joseph Sharp Studio, where he began working on his best-known body of work — paintings depicting the old adobe iglesias and moradas of northern New Mexico.

Video from the early 1980s of Harold Joe Waldrum in Taos New Mexico. Waldrum lived and worked in the Joseph Sharp Studio, where he began making his best-known artworks  — paintings depicting the numerous adobe iglesias and moradas of northern New Mexico.

Harold Joe Waldrum was born in Savoy Texas in 1934. He attended college in Colorado and taught school in southwestern Kansas before moving to New Mexico in 1972 to pursue a career as an artist.

By 1981 he was in Taos, living and working the Joseph Sharp Studio. The Sharp studio is where Waldrum began working on his best-known body of work, the Churches — paintings depicting the numerous adobe iglesias and moradas of northern New Mexico.

New Mexico Artist Harold Joe Waldrum

Harold Joe Waldrum, acrylic on canvas, La lapida blance verde
Buttress - Polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum

Buttress

3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Ojo Sarco - aquatint etching, 2nd state, by New Mexico artist Harold Joe Waldrum

La iglesia de Santo Tomás Apóstol de Ojo Sarco

12 x 12" aquatint etching, 1984-86
Adumbración, 34 x 34" acrylic on canvas, 1982, Harold Joe Waldrum

Adumbración

34 x 34" acrylic on canvas, 1982
El Resplandor de la luz del sol de sur, Harold Joe Waldrum church painting

El resplandor de la luz del sol de sur

45 x 45" acrylic on linen, 2003
Marlou - acrylic on canvas from Harold Joe Waldrum's window series

Marlou

27 x 23.5" acrylic on canvas, 1979
Harold Joe Waldrum, early window painting, acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 18 x 15"

I Did This

18 x 15" acrylic on paper mounted on canvas, 1979
small etching of the Ranchos de Taos church - an accompaniment piece to Harold Joe Waldrum's self-published book

Las sombras de los machones de Ranchos de Taos

4 x 4" aquatint etching, 1994
Ranchos de Taos (rincon noroeste) - SX-70 polaroid - Harold Joe Waldrum family collection

Ranchos de Taos Church

3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Harold Joe Waldrum - the church at Cordova New Mexico
40 x 54" acrylic on linen, 1980s
small etching of the Ranchos de Taos church - an accompaniment piece to Harold Joe Waldrum's self-published book
4 x 4" aquatint etching, 1994
El Resplandor de la luz del sol de sur, Harold Joe Waldrum church painting
45 x 45" acrylic on linen, 2003
El campanario arriba de la morada de Jesus de Nazareño de Chacon
54.25 x 54.25" acrylic on canvas, 1984
Harold Joe Waldrum, acrylic on canvas, La lapida blance verde
acrylic on linen
Harold Joe Waldrum church painting - Ranchos - 48 x 46.25 acrylic on canvas
48 x 46.25" acrylic on canvas
Ranchos de Taos church, polaroid by Harold Joe Waldrum, 1980s
3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Estio, 48x50" acrylic on canvas
48 x 50" acrylic on canvas, 1979
Las sombras de la iglesia de San Francisco de Asís en Ranchos de Taos
20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
La morada atras de la iglesia de Santo Tomas de Gracia de LasTrampas
45 x 45" acrylic on linen, 2000
Harold Joe Waldrum aquatint etching #16.3: Ranchos en la mañana
15 x 15" aquatint etching, 1997
Contrafuerte grande, 18x19" acrylic on paper painting of the Ranchos de Taos church by Harold Joe Waldrum
18 x 19" acrylic on paper, 1981