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A matched pair of portraits of an Acoma Pueblo man and woman

by Carlos Vierra, circa1920’s-30’s

These beautiful portraits by Carlos Vierra (1876-1937) are painted in Oil on Board. They measure16” by 12” and are framed in their original hand-carved gilded frames made by the most renowned frame company in America in the early 20th Century, The Newcomb-Macklin Company of Chicago and New York.  We do not know at present who the subjects of the portraits are, but they must have been important individuals indeed to have had their portraits painted by a very prominent santa Fe artist in the 1930’s. The woman has distinctly European features and may be a member of the family of the former European Governor of Acoma Pueblo at the turn of the century, Salomon Bibo.  These paintings were once the property of the famed Biltmore Hotel on 42nd Street in New York City which housed the prominent Grand Central Galleries where many well-known and accomplished Taos, Santa Fe and other Western painters were represented, including Carlos Vierra. The paintings are in excellent original condition. Each painting is signed “Carlos Vierra” at the lower left and stenciled “Biltmore Hotel” on the verso.

Price $12,500/pair

Available as a pair only


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