During his lifetime, Joe Quintana was considered one of the most innovative and versatile Native silversmiths. Learning to work with metal as a shipyard welder during World War II, Quintana became a successful artist upon returning to his home at Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico. His unique designs, craftsmanship and attention to detail, as exemplified by the superlative collection featured here, captured the imagination of many collectors and dealers, earning him a place among the great 20th century silversmiths. Irma Bailey's superlative collection includes jewelry, small boxes and vases made by Quintana. This catalogue accompanies an exhibition at the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture in Santa Fe.
Table of Contents
Foreword; Author's Statement; Joe H. Quintana; Catalogue of Objects.