Anita Martinez, San Ildefonso Pueblo Potter

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Anita Martinez  signatureSan Ildefonso Pueblo artist Anita Martinez was from a famous pottery family. She was a well-known artist in her own right and won many awards to reinforce this fact.

Anita Martinez ( was a daughter of Santana and Adam Martinez and she was the mother of Barbara Gonzales and Kathy Pino, both of whom are potters of note. Anita, too, was a potter and was an award winning one. She consistently won awards at Santa Fe Indian Market and was featured in several exhibitions as early as 1974.

Refeerence: Pueblo Indian Pottery: 750 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.

Relative Links: San Ildefonso Pueblo, Santana and Adam MartinezContemporary Southwest Indian Pottery

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