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San Ildefonso Pueblo Black on Black Plate signed Marie - C4079

Category: Pottery | Posted by Adobe Gallery Team Member | Tue, Jun 12th 2018, 4:00pm

Maria Martinez Pottery - C4079Maria Martinez used a variety of signatures during her long career.  The first signature on black pottery was Marie-a signature used when she made the item and Julian painted the design.  His name was omitted in the early years because pottery was considered "woman's work."  It was only after they were convinced that his painting did not constitute doing "woman's work," but was the work of an artist, that his name was confidently added alongside Maria's.  The Marie signature was used between 1923 and 1925. Spivey 2003 This pottery plate is signed into the clay with the name Marie.  It is accepted then that Maria made the plate and Julian painted it between 1923 and 1925. 



Maria Martinez Pottery - C4079








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