Just enough costume detail to inform, while presenting an understated presence.
|About the Artist
|Maria Montoya married Julian Martinez in 1904. Their unorthodox honeymoon was spent in St. Louis demonstrating pottery and dancing for the visitors to the World's Fair. Julian Martinez's family was made up of farmers and basket makers. An accomplished watercolorist, Julian was one of the founders of the Pueblo Painting style along with Crescencio Martinez and Alfredo Montoya. Martinez continued decorating his wife's pottery from 1904 until his death in 1943.
|Nostalgic American Indian
|Gouache (opaque watercolor) on light tan paper
|10" height X 6 1/4" width
|Single archival window mat, regular glass, wood molding
|16" height X 12 1/2" width
|"Julian Martinez" at lower center
|Date of creation
|Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed