(1864 - 1924)
Hardesty Gilmore Maratta was active/lived in New Mexico, California, Illinois. Hardesty Maratta is known for landscape and marine painting, rug design.
Biography Hardesty Maratta
Born in Chicago, Illinois, Hardesty Maratta was a well-known watercolorist and designer of TECO pottery for the Gates Teco Pottery Company of Terra Cotta, Illinois. He, a life-long resident of Chicago, studied at the Art Institute of Chicago where he exhibited from 1888 to 1906.
Maratta was one of the artists commissioned by Juan Lorenzo Hubbell, owner of the Hubbell Trading Post at Ganado, Arizona, to copy Navajo rugs, especially the classic designs, in watercolor and oil. Hubbell then hung these designs on his walls to encourage the rug weavers working at his Post to duplicate the designs so they could be preserved for posterity.
Maratta also painted in California in the late 1890s, and a painting, San Juan C
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