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John Nieto

1936 -
Painter
Origin: United States
Born: August 6, 1936, Denver, Colorado

John Nieto was born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Roswell, New Mexico, near the Apache reservation. After high school, Nieto's wanderlust took him first to the Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas, to study Fine Art, and then to France. Nieto immersed himself in Paris' artistic milieu and studied the work of Ingres, David, and Picasso. He was particularly drawn to the French Fauve painters like Henri Matisse, who were known for their bold use of color. Nieto's experience in France clarified his artistic goals and eventually inspired his return to New Mexico. He remembers a moment of revelation on a Paris subway in 1969; a vision that drew him out of the metro crowds and to an Apache ceremonial in his native Southwest. That vision formed in the Paris subway became Nieto's focus: "I'm going to paint my culture and do it eloquently. I want to make a statement about the universality of man."

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Charging Wolf
1998, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto
United States, 1936 -
Coyote
1993, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto
United States, 1936 -
Rabbit (After Durer)
1994, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto
United States, 1936 -
Taos Buffalo
1993, Acrylic on Canvas
John Nieto
United States, 1936 -