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Harry Fonseca

 (1946 - 2006)
Harry Fonseca was active/lived in New Mexico, California.  Harry Fonseca is known for mod figure painting-coyote people.

Biography   Harry Fonseca


A painter of ethnic symbols related to contemporary storytelling of his 19th century Maidu ancestors, a gatherer tribe of central California, Harry Fonseca is known for what is described as primitive art.  Both his subjects and his methods are unique among his peers.

One of his series called "Stone Poems," he made from yards of canvas and painted with house paint brushes and oxide-red colors.  In his paintings, he frequently has coyotes, a subject he finds psychologically challenging including the relationship to the trickster figure in Indian religions.  Other subjects relate to social-justice concerns, his sheer love of beauty, and his reverence for certain religious figures including meditations on Saint F   ...  Displaying 750 of 1807 characters.

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