Joe Herrera Herrera (1921-2001),
born into a rich art inheritance through his father's pueblo of Cochiti
and his mother's pueblo of San Ildefonso, was painting before he
entered the Indian School in Santa Fe. His mother, Tonita Pena
(Quah Ah), gave him thorough training in art techniques.
As a painter, he was somewhat of a rebel because he was "one of the
first of the Indian artists to move away from traditional
representational art into the more abstract forms of self expression."
According to Clara Lee Tanner, "Herrera developed three outstanding
traits which are reflected in his work—one in which there is a
perfectly delineated single dance figure, the
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