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Quah Ah (Tonita Peña) Watercolor - Corn Dancers
Watercolor on paper depicting two female Corn Dancers, by Quah Ah (White Coral Beads) aka Tonita Peña circa 1930s. San Ildefonso, New Mexico. Tonita Peña: Born May 10, 1893 at San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM; died May 1, 1949; daughter of Natividad Peña and Ascencion Vigil; niece of Florention Montoya; After her mother’s death when she was twelve years old, the artist was raised by her aunt, Martina Vigil of Cochiti. She was the only woman painter in her generation and was one of the original group who participated in the contemporary watercolor movement. Provenance: Descended in the family of Ernest Paul Hunt.


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