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Joe Herrera

 (1923 - 2001)
Joe Hilario Herrera was active/lived in New Mexico / Mexico.  Joe Herrera is known for abstract Indian dance figure painting.

Biography   Joe Herrera


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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." (Lester 231)

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   ...  Displaying 750 of 2021 characters.

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