(1937 - 1987)
Charles Fredric Lovato was active/lived in New Mexico. Charles Lovato is known for abstract, Native American, non-objective.
Biography Charles Lovato
The only major painter to come from the Santo Domingo Pueblo in New
Mexico, Charles Lovato became a painter of abstract subjects, muralist,
illustrator, poet and craftsman. His paintings were unique and
were unrelated to Pueblo traditions. As a jeweler, Lovato did
heishe neckaces, for which the Santo Domingo Pueblo is well known.
At an early age, he was adopted by his grandmother, Monica Silva, who
was a potter. He served in the U.S. Navy and in Santa Fe studied
art under Jose Ray Toledo. He settled in Pena Blanca, New Mexico,
and after 1967, did paintings, many which were accompanied by one of
his poems. He explained that sometimes the poem came first and sometimes were written in response t
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