Gilbert Benjamin Atencio
(1930 - 1995)
Gilbert Benjamin Atencio was active/lived in New Mexico, Colorado. Gilbert Atencio is known for illustrator, ceramist, painter.
Biography Gilbert Benjamin Atencio
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San Ildefonso Pueblo
Indian Name: Wah Peen or Wo Peen (Mountain of Sacred Wind)
Born: Greeley, Co. 1930; Died 1995
Residence: Santa Fe and San Ildefonso Pueblo
Son of Isabel Montoya and nephew of Maria Martinez
Profession: Illustrator, painter, and occasional potter. Atencio worked at Los Alamos Labs most of his adult life as a medical and technical illustrator, therefore he was not a prolific painter. He was a self-taught artist.
Military: U.S. Marine Corps
Medium: Watercolor & Pottery
"Atencio's strong sense of family and tribal responsibility has resulted in his seldom venturing from his native pueblo. He
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