Art Menchego (2/10/1950) was born at Tamaya which is on the Santa Ana Pueblo Reservation in New Mexico. His clan is White Cloud Eagle or Bald Eagle and his Pueblo name is 'Ka-Whe-Tewa' which interprets to 'where there is snow'. Art grew up on the reservation and learned about his traditional background from his grandmother who spoke no english. In 1980 Art decided to dedicate his time to painting professionally. He works in a wide variety of media such as: pencil, acrylic, oil paint, pastels, watercolor, and charcoal. In a quote from, Indian Gaming Magazine, March 2007 Vol. 17 No. 3 he says, "My thoughts run deep but words seem shallow"(pg.16). His paintings truly speak for him and his passion for Native American Indian culture preservation.
This painting has a chief on horseback looking outward. His expression shows wisdom and happiness. The detail in the painting is intricate from the background to the three birds flying around him. This painting is in good shape with no damage. A captivating painting to add to your collection.
1. Indian Gaming Magazine. March 2007. Vol.17 No.3. Cover Artist, Pg. 16.