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Patrocino Barela

 (1908 - 1964)
Patrocino Barela was active/lived in New Mexico, Arizona.  Patrocino Barela is known for hispanic mod-folk sculptor.

Patrocino Barela

PatrociƱo Barela emerged in 1936 as one of America's most important artists when he was featured in a show of Federal Art Project artists in New York's Museum of Modern Art. He was the first Mexican-American artist to receive such a high degree of recognition. His carvings in native juniper wood depict deep psychological and mystical insights into the human condition.

The poet William Carlos Williams wrote of Barela,"... for wholehearted depth of purpose his figures have a comment to make on the age which is like a breath of fresh air."

When Barela made his debut on the national scene, he was hailed by "Time Magazine" as the "discovery of the year". The "New York Times" cited h  ...  Displaying 750 of 5840 characters.

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About  Patrocino Barela

Born:  1908 - Bisbee, Arizona
Died:   1964 - Santa Fe, New Mexico
Known for:  hispanic mod-folk sculptor