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 painting of the adobe church at Llano Quemado
Harold Joe Waldrum Primrose Light, 72" x 72" acrylic on canvas painting of the Ranchos de Taos church

Primrose Light

72 x 72" acrylic on canvas, 1982
Harold Joe Waldrum etching- La sombra del canalón hacia el este de la iglesia de San Miguel de El Valle

La sombra del canalón hacia el este de la iglesia de San Miguel de El Valle

20.25 x 20.25 (image 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
Cross leaning on a church - polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum

Cross

3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Harold Joe Waldrum - painting of the church at Cordova New Mexico

La iglesia en Córdova rojo

acrylic on canvas, 1980s
Las sombras de las vigas de San Francisco de Asis

Las sombras de las vigas de San Francisco de Asis

36 x 36" acrylic on linen, 2003
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
Harold Joe Waldrum, acrylic on canvas, La lapida blance verde
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
Las sombras de la morada de los cuatro de Abiquiu
20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
Para Santuario, 52x50" acrylic on canvas, 1979
52 x 50" acrylic on canvas, 1979
Harold Joe Waldrum - painting of the church at Cordova New Mexico
acrylic on canvas, 1980s
Ranchos de Taos church, polaroid by Harold Joe Waldrum, 1980s
3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Wilted - a Polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum
3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Adumbración, 34 x 34" acrylic on canvas, 1982, Harold Joe Waldrum
34 x 34" acrylic on canvas, 1982
Harold Joe Waldrum Primrose Light, 72" x 72" acrylic on canvas painting of the Ranchos de Taos church
72 x 72" acrylic on canvas, 1982
Harold Joe Waldrum church painting - Ranchos con cielo gris - 30.5 x 50" acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 50" acrylic on canvas
Las sombras en la puerta de la morada de Truchas
20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
Ojo Sarco - aquatint etching, 2nd state, by New Mexico artist Harold Joe Waldrum
12 x 12" aquatint etching, 1984-86
Estio, 48x50" acrylic on canvas
48 x 50" acrylic on canvas, 1979