Artist of the moment……….Pablita Velarde


Pablita Velarde was the mother of the previous artist, Helen Hardin, and an outstanding artist famous for her work with the figure. Pablita Velarde wad born on Santa Clara Pueblo, New Mexico in the year 1918. Velarde was known for progressive style of art.

Pablita Velarde passed away in 2006.

In this clip a short documentary featuring the work and life of Pablita Velarde:

Below a wonderful segment produced by PBS that documents the life and history of Pablita Velarde:

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What a great artistic family. Its odd that the mother thought her daughter’s paintings weren’t representational enough, I can see her easily her influence in her daughter’s work. I enjoy her works that involve dancers and large groups of people.

Similar to the way the Inuit artists use caribou or whale bone, or the Shona artist’s use serpentine stone, Velarde’s use of the earth and the fact she made her own pigments give her art a wonderful and a very unique finish.




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