Pablita Velarde: painting her people
This beautiful art book combines the historical memoir of a beloved artist with her art, featuring 28 paintings in full colour, some previously unpublished and rarely seen. The author spent many hours with Pablita Velarde recording her stories as first person reminiscences, which the artist has fully endorsed. These anecdotes go back to Pablita's childhood Pueblo life, to her mother's early death from TB, and starting at St. Catherine's Indian School at age 5. Pablita recalls her later years at the Santa Fe Indian School, working with Dorothy Dunn to develop her art, and painting murals at Bandelier under the WPA. She reflects on raising her children alone, and her eventual fame as a American Indian painter. Her stories are about the struggles of a Native American woman in the 20s, 30s and 40s, but even more, reveal an artist who triumphed over many difficulties with strength, talent, and courage, to inspire later generations. Each story is illustrated with one of Pablita's paintings of Pueblo life.
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1st Award 1st Prize Albuquerque Anadarko artist Arts & Crafts B.W. Miller Bandelier National Monument Casein Courtesy Casein Permanent collection Catherine lndian School Clara Feast Day collection of Bandelier Courtesy of Museum Courtesy of Pablita crumbs Denver Art Museum Dorothy Dunn earth colors Earth pigment Courtesy Eight Northern lndian Exhibit Fe lndian School Gallup Ceremonial Gilcrease Museum girls Grand Prize grandmother graveyard at Santa Green Corn Dance horse knew lndian Arts lndian Pueblo Cultural lndian Pueblos Arts lndian School Santa Lucaria MEXICO MAGAZINE Mexico State Fair Miss Dunn murals naming day National Park Service Native American Northern lndian Pueblos Old Father Storyteller Opposite PABLITA VELARDE Tainting pail Philbrook Art Center Pueblo Cultural Center Purchase Award Qualupita remember Santa Clara Feast Santa Clara Pueblo Santa Fe lndian School Santa Fe sister Jane stories SWAlA talent told Tonita Peha Tulsa Velarde's wanted woman