DANCING SPIRITS: José Rey Toledo, Towa Artist [SOLD]


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  • Subject: Native American Easel Art
  • Item # C4002U
  • Date Published: 1994 - Softcover, museum exhibit catalog
  • Size: 32 pages, beautiful color illustrations
  • SOLD

DANCING SPIRITS: José Rey Toledo, Towa Artist (1915-1994)

Susan Scarberry-García

Museum of Indian Arts & Culture

January 16, 1994 – December 30, 1994

Softcover, museum exhibit catalog, 32 pages, beautiful color illustrations


The exhibit “Dancing Spirits” provides us with the opportunity to peer through the lens of José Rey Toledo’s life to help us understand Pueblo culture and the extraordinary period of cultural change experienced by Pueblo people during the last century.  Working with him over a year to put together this exhibit provided the chance to comprehend one man’s perspective on the context of the past century.

 

While Toledo taught himself to paint, it is into this same context and times that he first learned to draw in his village as a young boy, continuing to do so throughout his life.  His later experimentation with techniques such as linoleum block prints, silk screen prints and wide variety of subject matter is testimony to Toledo’s desire that his paintings were educational—he was always trying to document the richness of his life to preserve what he knew and has witnessed for future generations.

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  • Subject: Native American Easel Art
  • Item # C4002U
  • Date Published: 1994 - Softcover, museum exhibit catalog
  • Size: 32 pages, beautiful color illustrations
  • SOLD

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