Ortiz, Inez – Storyteller with Five Children (1990s)
Inez Ortiz was the sister of Virgil Ortiz and the mother of Lisa Holt. She was well known for her whimsical figures and her storytellers. This is one of her classic storytellers. It is a mother with five children. Each of the children is doing something different. It is very detailed int he painting. The figure is painted with wild spinach (black) and red clay slip. It is signed on the bottom. It is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, restoration or repair. It is signed on the bottom, “Inez Ortiz”.