Ivan Lewis, Cochiti Pueblo Potter
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Ivan Lewis was the son of famous Acoma potter Lucy M. Lewis. He never made pottery while living at Acoma, only started making it after marrying Rita and moving to her Pueblo of Cochiti.
Ivan Lewis married Rita in 1944 while he was serving in the military. Upon returning from military service, he moved to Cochiti Pueblo where he spent the remainder of his life. Ivan began making pottery in the Cochiti style around 1977. His specialty was pottery figurines, especially cowboys.
Ivan Lewis was born in 1919 and passed away in 2001.
Reference: Southern Pueblo Pottery: 2,000 Artist Biographies by Gregory Schaaf.
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