Deer Dancer Facing Viewer's Left

Pablita Velarde

Deer Dancer Facing Viewer's Left, Paintings by Pablita Velarde
Savvy Price $2,500.00
Gallery Price $3,500.00
Deer Dancer Facing Viewer's Left
Pablita Velarde
Gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper board
Sight size
9 1/2" height X 7 1/2" width
hand-wrapped double linen mat board, Museum glass, distressed gold finished wood molding (super custom) !
Frame size
16" height X 13 3/4" width
"Pablita Velarde ©1993" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
About The Deer Dancer Facing Viewer's Left

Pablita's speckled treatment in this painting's background triggers memory of her daughter's painting technique first used in the early 1970's .  Her daughter was Helen Hardin (1943-1984).

About Pablita Velarde

(1918-2006) Pablita Velarde was born at Santa Clara Pueblo.  She attended Santa Fe Indian School with Popovi Da and Beatien Yazz. She painted with ease in oil, watercolor and casein, but in 1956 she created a form of earth paintings by grinding various colored rocks and mixing them with binding agents and applying them to masonite panels.

Pablita Velarde won nearly every major award in Native American art, including at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Indian Market in Santa Fe and the Inter-Tribal Indian Ceremonial in Gallup, New Mexico.

Velarde is cited in Who's Who in American Art, the Encyclopedia of the American Indian and the Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters.

Her work has been featured in American Artist magazine, Southwest Art magazine, American Indian Art magazine and The Indian Trader.

She was the mother of the late Helen Hardin, a renowned artist in her own right. Pablita Velarde's work was included in the exhibit "Beautiful Resistance: Works on Paper from the Heard Museum Collection" May 22 - December, 2005.

Other Works By Pablita Velarde:
  • Mudhead Family Dancers, Paintings by Pablita Velarde
  • Awatovi Mural, Paintings by Pablita Velarde

American Indian, Women Artists




American Indians, Dance


Pablita Velarde