Irving Couse's Garden

Date Created
Work Medium
13 1/2 in. x 17 1/2 in.
CR Number
Signed/inscribed: M. Alten/Taos lower right
Signature Details
Irving Couse, a painter known for his pictures of Southwestern Indians, was one of the early painters in the Taos Valley, and eventually settled there. Couse, from Saginaw, Michigan, and Alten were friends.
Thesaurus of Geographic Names Location

Grand Rapids Art Museum

Private collection


One Person Show

Mathias J. Alten: Journey of an American Painter


Mary Cooke Swartwout, Director of the Grand Rapids Art Gallery, Introductory essay, Exhibition catalog of the New York Exhibition of Oil Paintings By Mathias J. Alten - February 11th to March 2nd inclusive, 1929 (New York, NY: The Holt Gallery, ) .

Gerdts, William H., M. Elizabeth Boone, Wendy Greenhouse and James A. Straub (Chronology), Mathias J. Alten: Journey of an American Painter (The Grand Rapids Art Museum, 1998)

Gerdts, William H., "Mathias J. Alten," American Art Review, December 1998.

No author noted, "Alten Finds Influence of Old Spain in New Mexico...," The Grand Rapids Press, December 2, 1927, .

New Mexico