(1918 - 2006)
Pablita (Tse Tsan-Golden Dawn) Velarde was active/lived in New Mexico. Pablita Velarde is known for painting-genre, Indian figure, animal-design.
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Biography Pablita Velarde
Born with the name of Tse Tsan at the Santa Clara Pueblo in New Mexico,
Pablita Velarde has been painting since childhood and has become one of
the most famous American Indian painters and muralists. Her work
depicts Indian ceremony and daily life, and she pays meticulous
attention to detail, which makes her work valuable historical records.
Some of her murals are at Bandelier National Monument in New Mexico. At
age 15, she did a large mural for the Century of Progress World's Fair
in Chicago in 1933.
Her mentor has been Tonita Pena, a painter
from San Ildefonso Pueblo. Pablita became a professional painter
although in her culture that was considered a masculine pursuit. She
taught drawing in a day school and then built her
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