Roybal, JD – “San Ildefonso Dancers” Watercolor Painting (1975)
J. D. Roybal was a son of Tonita and Juan Cruz Roybal. He was the brother of potter Margaret Lou Gutierrez. His name in Tewa was Oquwa (Rain God). He learned to paint from his uncle, Awa Tsireh. He began painting in 1930 but was most productive from 1960-70. This watercolor has two very detailed Big Horn Sheep or Ram dancers. In the background is the San Ildefonso Pueblo. The painting is in its original frame. It is signed on the lower right.