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Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Nativity Set – 22 pieces (1977)

Gutierrez, Margaret & Luther – Nativity Set – 22 pieces (1977)

2.5"h Tallest Figure
$ 1,200.00
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This nativity set by Margaret and Luther Gutierrez contains 22 different figures. This is the middle size of the sets that they made. There are Mary, Joseph, baby Jesus and the three wise men.  The Wise Men are presenting gifts of bread and animals.  There are additional animals of a cow, donkey, pig, horse, duck and more!  This is also one of the few sets which includes three angels.  There are two koshari figures and even one miniature seedpot.  Each piece is signed and it does include pieces by Margaret & Luther, Pauline Naranjo (Luther’s daughter) and a couple by Margaret alone.  The set is from the collection of Richard Spivey and was begun in 1977 and put together over the course of several years.  They are each painted with native clay slips and they are all in very good condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. Definitely a charming collection of work by this important family of potters!


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Artist

Artist

Gutierrez, Luther (1911-1987)

Luther Gutierrez

Luther Gutierrez

Luther was a son of noted potters, Lela and Van. He began painting his mother's pottery in 1956. They worked together until 1966, and then he began painting the pottery of his sister, Margaret. Their pieces are signed, "Margaret/Luther." Over the year they won numerous awards for their distinctive polychrome pottery.

Gutierrez, Margaret (1936-2018)

Margaret Gutierrez

Margaret Gutierrez

Margaret and Luther learned to make pottery from their parents, Lela and Van Gutierrez and they won numerous awards for their polychrome pottery. They were one of the few families to keep this important pottery tradition alive at Santa Clara Pueblo. Their pieces are signed on the bottom, "Margaret/Luther". Margaret & Luther won numerous awards for their pottery at events such as Santa Fe Indian Market and been featured in various books on Pueblo pottery including the classic 1974 Arizona Highways.

Naranjo, Pauline Gutierrez (1936-1988)

Pauline Gutierrez Naranjo was a daughter of noted potter Luther Gutierrez and a sister of Paul Gutierrez. She was the mother of potter Stephanie Naranjo. She worked with her father, Luther, and her aunt, Margaret, on their pottery in the 1970's. She made very few pieces on her own.
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