(1876 - 1937)
Carlos Vierra was active/lived in New Mexico, California. Carlos Vierra is known for architectural painting, history murals, cartoons.
Biography Carlos Vierra
Known as the founder of the art colony in Santa Fe, New Mexico, Carlos
Vierra was an early traveler throughout the West and was the first
professional Caucasian artist to make Santa Fe his home. He is
credited with the preservation of the city's unique atmosphere because
of his insuring that the old style of pueblo architecture and historic
landmarks were maintained.
Vierra was the son of a Portuguese
sailor and was born and raised in Moss Landing, California near
Monterey. He studied art in San Francisco at the Mark Hopkins
Institute and with Gottardo Piazzoni, and determined to go to New York
for further study, boarded an old wooden ship that sailed around Cape
Horn. The trip took six months, and he stru
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