Walter Ufer: Rise, Fall, Resurrection

A little respect.

"Sleep" by Walter Ufer (1922).  Image courtesy of The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

“Sleep” by Walter Ufer (1922). Image courtesy of The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum

The National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum mounts an unflinching exhibition of work by an artist who helped found the Taos Society of Artists. Walter Ufer: Rise, Fall, Resurrection opens Friday, Feb. 7, and exhibits 60 works by the artist and his peers. Often overlooked in his own time for his political views and issues with alcoholism and indebtedness, Ufer won distinction at many prestigious art exhibits for his paintings of life in the southwest, but lasting fame would not follow until after his untimely death in 1936. The exhibit runs through May 11 at the museum, 1700 N.E. 63rd St., Oklahoma City. For hours and admission, visit www.nationalcowboymuseum.org.