Archive for March 30, 2014

Artist of the moment……..Margaret Tafoya


Margaret Tafoya was a ceramics and pottery artist who was in the same league as Maria Martinez when it comes to the art of pottery. Tafoya works in red clay and also the black clay works we associate with Maria Martinez. Margaret Tafoya was born in Santa Clara, Pueblo, New Mexico in the year 1924.

Like many other families profiled here, Margaret Tafoya learned the craft of pottery from her parents. Her mother, Serafina Tafoya was a legendary master of pottery. Serafina lived from 1864 to 1949. Below an example of style.

In this clip some works by Margaret Tafoya are discussed in further detail:

Margaret Tafoya passed away in 2001.

Tafoya was also known by the name ” Corn Blossum.”

Price range information: Sorry none available.

I really enjoy these families that produce multiple generations of working artists!


Artist of the moment…….Nicholas Krushenick


Nicholas Krushenick was born in New York City in the year 1929. Krushenick is associated with the Pop Art and Abstract  movements.Before going to college Krushenick signed up to fight in World War 2.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 which includes prints and collages to original acrylics which can fetch as much as $100,000.

For his artistic education Krushenick attended the Art Student’s League of New York City. Krushenick also attended the Hans Hoffman School of Art.

Krushenick was a professor at the University of Maryland for parts of three decades, the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

In this clip we tag along with our art loving amigo James Kalm to a show featuring Nicholas Krushenick: