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Pueblo Eagle Dance

Velino Shije Herrera

About The Pueblo Eagle Dance

Label referencing the Exposition of American Indian Arts accompanies this painting

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Label referencing the Exposition of American Indian Arts accompanies this painting

About the Artist Velino Shije Herrera, also known as Ma-Pe-Wi, was born at Zia pueblo in New Mexico in 1902. He was educated at Santa Fe Indian School. 

Herrera was a rancher, painter and an educator. He was employed by the School of American Research in Santa Fe to depict his people‚Äôs customs and traditions, along with Fred Kabotie and Alfonso (Awa Tsireh) Roybal. 

His work is in major collections including at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the School of American Research in Santa Fe, the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Museum of Northern Arizona. Velino Shije Herrera has been featured in Arizona Highways and American Indian Art magazine.Ma-Pe-Wi is cited in Song from the Earth by Jake Highwater, Southwest Indian Painting by Clara Lee Tanner, American Indian Painting by Dorothy Dunn, the Pueblo Indian Painting by Brody, When the Rainbow Touches Down by Tryntje Seymour, American Indian Painters A Biographical Directory by Jeanne Snodgrass, and the Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters by Patrick Lester.
Medium Gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper
Sight size 11" height X 15" width
Frame 8 ply 100% rag mat board, regular glass, gold finished wood molding with dark sides
Frame size 17 3/4" height X 21 1/2" width
Signed "Ma Pe Wi" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation Circa 1930
Condition Good, not excellent due to foxing near heads of drummers
Provenance RF-46