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Patrociño Barela, ca. 1936

Patrociño Barela, ca. 1936

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Title: Patrociño Barela

Date: ca. 1936

Physical Details: 1 photographic print : b&w ; 21 x 26 cm.

Description: Identification on verso (typewritten): Patrocino Barela, with four wood carvings and his little son. This humble day laborer of New Mexico, is the most dramatic discovery made in American Art for the past several years. Several of his remarkable wood carvings are included in New Horizons in American Art, an exhibition of outstanding work done under the Federal Art Project which opens at the Museum of Modern Art on September 16.

Identification on verso (stamped): New Horizons in American Art; Federal Art Project Exhibition; Works Progress Administration; Sept. 16, 1936 to Oct. 12, 1936; The Museum of Modern Art; 11 West 53 St., New York

Identification on verso (handwritten): Patricino Barela; New Mexico

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Patrociño Barela, ca. 1936 / unidentified photographer. Federal Art Project, Photographic Division collection, circa 1920-1965, bulk 1935-1942. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 3266