Velino Shije Herrera
(1902 - 1973)
Velino Shije Herrera was active/lived in New Mexico. Velino Shije Herrera is known for pueblo dance genre painting, illustration.
Biography Velino Shije Herrera
/ er-RARE-uh /
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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.
Velino Shije Herrera, later called Ma Pe Wi, was part of the original
group of early Pueblo Indian easel painters (1910-1930). Members
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