Eva (Eah-Ha-Wa) Mirabal
(1920 - 1968)
Eva (Eah-Ha-Wa) Mirabal was active/lived in New Mexico, Illinois / Mexico. Eva Mirabal is known for Pueblo figures and genre, cartoons, teaching.
Biography Eva (Eah-Ha-Wa) Mirabal
Eah-Ha-Wa (Eva Mirabal) was born in New Mexico on the ancestral Taos Pueblo homeland. Her Tiwa (Taos dialect) name, Eah-Ha-Wa, translates to Fast Growing Corn. She studied at the Santa Fe Indian School*, and the Taos Valley Art School*. The small village was frequented by visitors from the nation and the world—Eah-Ha-Wa's father served as a model for Anglo artists including Nicolai Fechin and Joseph Imhoff. Thus his young daughter had plenty of exposure to the wider world and the notion of art as career choice. She began to attract attention in her family as an artist at age nineteen when she was chosen to be part of a gallery exhibition in Chicago. Despite early contact with mainstream art, Eah-Ha-Wa painted scenes of everyday life free of
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