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

Las sombras de la iglesia de San Francisco de Asís en Ranchos de Taos

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
Wilted - a Polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum

Flower Polaroid (wilted bud)

3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Ranchos de Taos church, polaroid by Harold Joe Waldrum, 1980s

The Church at Ranchos de Taos

3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Estio, 48x50" acrylic on canvas

Estío

48 x 50" acrylic on canvas, 1979
Adumbración, 34 x 34" acrylic on canvas, 1982, Harold Joe Waldrum

Adumbración

34 x 34" acrylic on canvas, 1982
Las sombras de la morada de los cuatro de Abiquiu

Las sombras de la morada de los cuatro de Abiquiu

20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
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
Cross leaning on a church - polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum

Cross

3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Para Santuario, 52x50" acrylic on canvas, 1979

Para Santuario

52 x 50" acrylic on canvas, 1979
El Resplandor de la luz del sol de sur, Harold Joe Waldrum church painting
45 x 45" acrylic on linen, 2003
Ranchos de Taos church, polaroid by Harold Joe Waldrum, 1980s
3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Ojo Sarco - aquatint etching, 2nd state, by New Mexico artist Harold Joe Waldrum
12 x 12" aquatint etching, 1984-86
Harold Joe Waldrum, acrylic on canvas, La lapida blance verde
acrylic on linen
Cross leaning on a church - polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum
3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Estio, 48x50" acrylic on canvas
48 x 50" acrylic on canvas, 1979
Harold Joe Waldrum - painting of the church at Cordova New Mexico
acrylic on canvas, 1980s
Las sombras en la puerta de la morada de Truchas
20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
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
detail of Harold Joe Waldrum's graphite study for his aquatint etching of the church at Ojo Sarco
12 x 11 7/8" graphite on paper, 1985
Contrafuerte grande, 18x19" acrylic on paper painting of the Ranchos de Taos church by Harold Joe Waldrum
18 x 19" acrylic on paper, 1981
Harold Joe Waldrum church painting - Ranchos con cielo gris - 30.5 x 50" acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 50" acrylic on canvas