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Four Ages of Man

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Patrocino Barela, Four Ages of Man, ca. 1935/1942, wood, Allocated by the U.S. Government, Commissioned through New Deal art projects, public domain, L43.6.30

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Title

Four Ages of Man

Artist

Patrocino Barela (American, 1908-1964)

Date

ca. 1935/1942

Medium

wood

Dimensions (H x W x D)

16 1/4 in x 6 in x 6 in

Collection Area

American Art

Category

Sculpture

Object Type

sculpture

Culture

American

Credit Line

Allocated by the U.S. Government, Commissioned through New Deal art projects

Accession Number

L43.6.30

Copyright

public domain

Terms

figures

sculpture

wood

Works Progress Administration Artworks

Description

Self-taught Taos woodcarver Patrocino Barela was inspired to carve by Santo images–wooden figures of saints. His rough-hewn sculpures are usually religious subjects or sensitive explorations of human relationships. The only real lifetime recognition he received was for his New Mexico WPA projects during the 1930s.

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