Margaret Herrera Chavez
(1912 - 1992)
Margaret Herrera Chavez was active/lived in New Mexico. Margaret Chavez is known for expressionist landscape painting.
Biography Margaret Herrera Chavez
Margaret Herrera (Chávez) (1912-1992)
She was born in Las Vegas, New Mexico and grew up on a ranch in Gascon in Mora County. She was one of a handful of known and documented Nuevomexicana artists working in New Mexico from the 1950's through the 1960's. Experimental and prolific, she worked in various media including oils, watercolor, print, textiles, ceramics, and sculpture. The fluid lines and saturated colors of her work embody the rural landscapes and urban settings that compose the real and imagined character of New Mexico.
Margaret Herrera, or Mrs. Paul Chávez, when using her married name, began a lifelong profession as an elementary teacher in Las Vegas and worked for the Work
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