Early paintings remain hard to come by.
|About the Artist||(1898-1965) Born at San Ildefonso pueblo, Jose Angela Aguilar was married to a well known Picuris potter, Rosalie Simbola. Aguilar painted his wife's pottery as well as how own paintings.
Jeanne Snodgrass's book American Indian Painters: A Biographical Dictionary references Aguilar with this quote "The artist has been actively engaged in art and related subjects since 1944. In 1949, he began painting experiments in new directions."
Aguilar's work is in the collections of the Denver Art Museum and the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation.
He is cited in the Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters by Patrick Lester, When the Rainbow Touches Down by Tryntje Seymour.
|Medium||Gouache (opaque water-based paint) on paper board|
|Sight size||14" height X 21 3/4" width|
|Frame||Custom frame with archival double window mats, regular glass and special wood molding|
|Frame size||23" height X 31" width|
|Signed||"Joe A. Aguilar" at viewer's lower right|
|Date of creation||Circa 1945 - 1950|
|Condition||Good, not excellent due to water spots to viewer's right, near horse and rider. See last photo for chose up view.|