Early Amado Pena Original Acrylic Painting On Illustration Board. The acrylic he used on this piece has a beautiful shimmer quality. Signed 1979 14 1/4 x 5.5 Matted 22 x 13. Was born in Laredo, Texas in 1943. He studied art and education at Texas A & I (now Texas A & M Kingsville), where he received his Bachelors and Masters Degrees.
He was a teacher in his hometown of Laredo as well as in Crystal City and Austin, Texas. He continues to teach as part of the Studio Art League program at Alexander High School in Laredo and is also an adjunct professor in the College of Education at the University of Texas. He has been a presenter at many national education conferences. Of course, Amados first love is art, and he has been a successful professional artist for more than 30 years.
Amado is a Mestizo of Mexican and Yaqui ancestry. His art celebrates the strength of a people who meet the harsh realities of life in an uncompromising land, and his work is a tribute to the Native Americans who survive by living in harmony with an adversarial, untamed environment. His artwork is inspired by places such as Canyon de Chelly, Spider Rock, Monument Valley, Enchanted Mesa, Acoma, and Black Mesa. These sites are part of an enduring landscape that speaks of the ancient heritage of a region that is now known as Arizona and New Mexico.Amados artwork is defined by its bold color and form and dynamic composition. Through his art, he communicates his vision of a land, its people and their art. Amado Peña is recognized as an Artisan of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe of Arizona. This is a particularly high honor and one that he cherishes. He is dedicated to furthering the publics knowledge and interest in the Tribe, its art, its history, and its culture. The item "Early Amado Pena Original Signed 1979 Native American Acrylic Painting On Board" is in sale since Wednesday, December 9, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Art Prints". The seller is "atx-eclectics" and is located in Austin, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.