A bridge across cultures: Pueblo painters in Santa Fe, 1910-1932 : an exhibition at the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa fe, New Mexico, May 23 through September 30, 1992.
From the Catalog:
This exhibition is devoted to a unique, twenty-year segment of the Pueblo Indian painting tradition that began in the Santa Fe area about 1900. In that year, children at the San Ildefonso Pueblo Day School were given watercolor paints and paper and encouraged to make expressive pictures. By 1915 some of these young artists were selling paintings to the Santa Fe art, anthropology, and museum communities. By then also, paintings were being made at St. Catherine's Indian School in Santa Fe. In 1917 and 1918, a few homesick boarding students at the government-run Santa Fe Indian School were invited by Elizabeth De Huff, wife of the school's superintendent, to paint pictures at her home. Mrs. De Huff's kindness violated Indian School policy and cost her husband his job, but those teenage artists also found support in the lively intellectual world of Santa Fe.