Frank Guy Applegate
(1881 - 1931)
Frank Guy Applegate was active/lived in New Mexico, New Jersey, Illinois. Frank Applegate is known for modernist figure-genre-Indian, and landscape painting.
Biography Frank Guy Applegate
Applegate, an author, painter, potter and woodcarver, lived in Santa Fe
for only a decade, but he had a profound impact on the city and the
cultural region. The things that make Santa Fe a "city different"
today, such as the Pueblo Revival architecture, the intermingling of
Spanish, Indian and Anglo cultures, and the celebration of art, are the
very things Applegate admired and defended.
Books on American
arts and crafts note his efforts to revive Spanish Colonial art, but
make no mention of his own studio pottery or his work with Hopi
potters. Likewise, scholars who have read his books of southwestern
folklore know nothing about his fine woodcarving. Museum curators who
admire his contributions
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