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 Patrocino Barela  (1908 - 1964)

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Lived/Active: New Mexico/Arizona / Mexico      Known for: hispanic mod-folk sculptor

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1908 (Bisbee, Arizona)
 
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1964 (Santa Fe, New Mexico)

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New Mexico/Arizona / Mexico

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Taos Pre 1940
Patrociño Barela emerged in 1936 as one of America's most important artists when he was featured in a show of Federal Art Project artists in New York's Museum of Modern Art. He was the first Mexican-American artist to receive such a high degree of recognition. His carvings in native juniper wood depict deep psychological and mystical insights into the human condition.

The poet William Carlos Williams wrote of Barela,"... for wholehearted depth of purpose his figures have a comme (showing 500 of 5848 characters).



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