artists pablita velarde
Pablita Velarde was in the eearly 20th century the premier Native American woman painter. I find her work full of the spiritual symbolism that is so important to Native peoples. Clean, simple images in sometimes complex compositions exemplify her skill as a draftsman and a painter. However, her most important work of art remains in the birth of her daughter, Helen, who took her mother\'s skill and thought a step deeper into the modern world of art.