Four Winds Gallery is proud to add this exceptional work by San Ildefonso Pueblo artist Tony Da (1940-2008). Grandson of Maria and Julian Martinez (famous for reviving San Ildefonso pottery and elevating it to a highly collectible art-form during the mid-1920’s) he followed in their footsteps by creating new, innovative works of art. Inspired by the work of his father, Popovi Da, Tony is well-known for being the first artist to extensively use turquoise inlay in his pottery. Like his pottery, this original casein painting features exceptional, high quality Morenci turquoise. Painted in 1978, Tony Da’s use of casein paint demonstrates his dedication to using traditional techniques for the creation of new designs.
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Established in 1974 in Pittsburgh, PA Four Winds Gallery is regarded as one of the foremost Native American art galleries. We are dedicated to the presentation of rare historic material as well as to the art of innovative, contemporary talents in both our gallery in Pittsburgh, PA and our online gallery www.fourwindsgallery.com.