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

Marlou - acrylic on canvas from Harold Joe Waldrum's window series

Marlou

27 x 23.5" acrylic on canvas, 1979
Wilted - a Polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum

Flower Polaroid (wilted bud)

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
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
Harold Joe Waldrum aquatint etching #16.3: Ranchos en la mañana

Ranchos en la mañana

15 x 15" aquatint etching, 1997
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
Ranchos de Taos church, polaroid by Harold Joe Waldrum, 1980s

The Church at Ranchos de Taos

3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Harold Joe Waldrum church painting - Ranchos - 48 x 46.25 acrylic on canvas

Ranchos

48 x 46.25" acrylic on canvas
Harold Joe Waldrum - the church at Cordova New Mexico

Atras de la iglesia en Córdova

40 x 54" acrylic on linen, 1980s
La morada atras de la iglesia de Santo Tomas de Gracia de LasTrampas
45 x 45" acrylic on linen, 2000
Las sombras de las vigas de San Francisco de Asis
36 x 36" acrylic on linen, 2003
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
Las sombras de la morada de los cuatro de Abiquiu
20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
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
Harold Joe Waldrum church painting - Ranchos con cielo gris - 30.5 x 50" acrylic on canvas
30.5 x 50" acrylic on canvas
Harold Joe Waldrum etching- 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
Wilted - a Polaroid SX-70 by Harold Joe Waldrum
3 x 3" Polaroid SX-70, 1980s
Las sombras en la puerta de la morada de Truchas
20.25 x 20.25 (image 12 x 12)" aquatint etching, 1984-86
Estio, 48x50" acrylic on canvas
48 x 50" acrylic on canvas, 1979
Pino Road - a window painting by Harold Joe Waldrum from 1974
38.75 x 38.75" acrylic on canvas, 1973
El cuadro primero despues Gusano - acrylic on canvas, 1979, from Harold Joe Waldrum's window series
20 x 16" acrylic on canvas, 1979