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Photograph of Patricino Barela at work in his studio, not after 1936

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Title: Photograph of Patricino Barela at work in his studio

Date: not after 1936

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

Description: One black and white photograph depicting Patricino Barela, a wood carver employed by the Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project in New Mexico.

Inscription (typescript) on note attached verso: Patricino Barela at work in his studio. This humble day laborer of New Mexico is the most dramatic discovery made in American art for the past several years. Seven 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.

Inscription (stamped) on verso: 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

Creator: Unidentified

Forms part of: Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960

Rights Statement: Current copyright status is undetermined

Citation: Photograph of Patricino Barela at work in his studio, not after 1936 / unidentified photographer. Holger Cahill papers, 1910-1993, bulk 1910-1960. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Digital ID: 19994