Grand Canyon of the Colorado Puzzle

A 300 piece puzzle of Sheldon Parsons, "Grand Canyon of the Colorado", 1918, oil on canvas painting.

Although a Santa Fe art colony was not established until 1921, the Santa Fe fine art tradition took root simultaneously with that of Taos. Beginning with the arrival of Carlos Vierra in 1904, artists were drawn to Santa Fe for largely the same reasons as they were to Santa Fe's more artistically acclaimed neighbor to the north. Before World War I, Vierra was joined by Kenneth Chapman, Olive Rush, Gerald Cassidy, Paul Burlin and, in 1913, by the New York portraitist Orrin Sheldon Parsons.