Retha Walden Gambaro
(1917 - 2013)
Retha Walden Gambaro was active/lived in Arizona, District Of Columbia. Retha Gambaro is known for sculpture.
Stephen A. Gambaro
Retha Walden Gambaro in 1990
Biography Retha Walden Gambaro
Retha Walden Gambaro (1917–2013) a Native American artist of Creek descent, was born in Indian Territory, Oklahoma and grew up in Phoenix, Arizona. Her works represent Gambaro’s passion for heritage and nature as well as her desire to elevate the Native American artist community.
She is quoted as saying:
“I am most influenced by artists whose works speak of some spiritual experience— works which show the inspiration from which they come.”
She took up sculpting in clay, stone, and bronze relatively late in life, at the age of 52. At that time, she shared with her family that something just took over her hands, that it was like a miracle that she could sculpt, and she asked through tears, “How am I doing
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