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Taos artist Tom Noble has died

Memorial planned at Nightingale Fine Art on March 8

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Taos artist Tom Noble died early this week "peacefully at home," according to a notice posted by art gallery owner Rob Nightingale on social media Friday morning (Feb. 24).

"Tom's family will be having a memorial to celebrate his life at Wilder Nightingale Fine Art on Wednesday, March 8th from 4-7 p.m.," Nightingale's notice reads.

The gallery is located at 119 Kit Carson Road in Taos.

"There is a great video of Tom on his website being interviewed when he received the 2010 Governors Award for Excellence in the Arts,' Nightingale adds. It can be seen at http://www.tomnobleart.com.

In a biographical statement on his Facebook, Noble is described as "a native TaoseƱo [who] has seen many changes in Taos and northern New Mexico throughout his lifetime, but he still lives a simple and environmentally friendly lifestyle in the semi-rural and community-oriented town that is Taos. The inspiration for his art comes from the areas in and around Taos that remain much as they were when he was child."

For more, see the Thursday (March 2) edition of Tempo magazine in The Taos News.

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