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Tonita "Quah Ah" Pena Arquero
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1894
San Ildefonso Pueblo
Santa Fe County
New Mexico, USA
Death: Sep. 2, 1949
Santo Domingo Pueblo
Sandoval County
New Mexico, USA

Painter, artist

Tonita Peņa Arquero is best known for her detailed and colorful portraits of pueblo life. Ceremonial scenes are common subjects of her artwork, including both individual dancers and groups of dancers. Peņa moved beyond customs that allowed only men to paint living figures, becoming the only woman in an artistic movement called the San Ildefonso Self-Taught Group. Her depictions of traditional pueblo customs through a nontraditional medium have made her an influential figure in contemporary Native American art.


Daughter of the late Natividad Pena
and the late Ascencion Pena

Pitacio Arquero, informant
She had radiation therapy on her adrenal glands, died of cancer
 
 
Burial:
Cocheti Pueblo Cemetery
Cochiti Pueblo
Sandoval County
New Mexico, USA
 
Created by: AlbFirefly
Record added: Jun 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92196963
Tonita Quah Ah <i>Pena</i> Arquero
Added by: AlbFirefly
 
Tonita Quah Ah <i>Pena</i> Arquero
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 Added: Apr. 27, 2013
 
 
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