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Velino Shije Herrera

 (1902 - 1973)
Velino Shije Herrera was active/lived in New Mexico / Mexico.  Velino Shije Herrera is known for pueblo dance genre painting, illustration.

Biography   Velino Shije Herrera


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Born: Zia Pueblo, 22 October 1902.

Education: Santa Fe Indian Boarding School, and after school painting sessions.

Career: Rancher; educator in painting at the Albuquerque Indian School; illustrator, bookbinder, laborer on archeological digs, painter for the School of American Research, Santa Fe.

Awards: Commissioned to paint 2,200 feet of murals, U.S. Department of the Interior Building, Washington D.C., 1939; Grand Award, Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonials, 1948; Palmes d'Academiques, France, 1954.

Died: 30 January 1973.

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Velino Shije Herrera, later called Ma Pe Wi, was part of the original group of early Pueblo Indian easel painters (1910-1930).  Members f   ...  Displaying 750 of 4742 characters.

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ZIA CORN DANCE
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