About the Artist:
Joe H. Herrera was a student of Dorothy Dunn at the Studio of Indian Arts in the 1930s. He became one of the most celebrated Cochiti Pueblo painters in the 1950s, when he broke new ground by incorporating European motifs in his traditional paintings. Throughout the next several decades, he influenced major painters such as Tony Da, Helen Hardin and Mike Kabotie.
His works are highly sought after today and are included in several important institutional collections such as the Philbrook Museum (Tulsa, OK), Denver Art Museum (Denver, CO), and the Smithsonian Institute (Washington, DC). In 1954, he was awarded Les Palmes d'Academiques from the French government.
During his lifetime, Joe Herrera's original paintings were very difficult to find, as he typically sold them within a short time of completing them. In the 1980s, he had one-man exhibitions at the Dewey Gallery in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Galleria Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano, California.
Dogbotz Boneyard is delighted to have invested in a signed and number serigraph (#264 out of 300 prints) of Anasazi Parrots by Joe H. Herrera, which is the only limited edition of the artist’s work. His inspiration for the piece came from the excavations at Pottery Mound, the sacred Pueblo traditions associated with macaws, and a feeling for the colors and form relations that give this composition its modern design. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present Joe H. Herrera’s Anasazi Parrots.