This is a superb original etching and aquatint by Taos artist Doel Reed. Image size 15 7/8 x 11 1/4 inches, 1946, pencil signed. Published in an edition of 100 by the AAA, winner of the Purchase Prize in the First Annual National Fine Print Competition. Doel Reed studied at the Cincinnati Art Academy under Frank Duveneck and Joseph Henry Sharp, learning a very classical style of drawing and painting. After serving in France during WWI, Reed focused on printmaking and was especially inspired by the aquatints of Francisco Goya. He became well known for his images of the southwestern landscape and female figures, which he depicted with his distinctive style of rich contrasts and a remarkable sense of light and shadow. He served as the head of the Oklahoma State University Art department for 35 years before retiring and becoming a central figure in the Taos New Mexico art community.