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Patrociño Barela, A Mother Whose Baby is Dead

The figure of a woman wearing bonnet or hood. Large eyes, holding something over her shoulder

Patrociño Barela
Patrociño Barela worked most of his life as a wood carver in Taos, New Mexico. As a santero (an artist who creates sacred images), Barela is recognized by New Mexico's living artists as a major source of inspiration. His carvings are not only expressive of the rich Hispano heritage within which he created, but artistically his works display parallels to Romanesque art, Modern art, as well as to the primitive art of other world cultures.
A Mother Whose Baby is Dead, c.1940
Overall: 14 3/16 x 6 7/8 in. (36 x 17.5 cm)
Couresty of WPA