Barela Studio

Patrocinio Barela - The Legacy  (1900-1964)

Patrociño Barela was a humble woodcarver from Taos, New Mexico.  Patrocinio Barela is recognized by contemporary New Mexico santeros as a master woodcarver and a source of inspiration.  His cedar carvings are expressive of the rich Indo-Hispano heritage of Northern New Mexico.  He has been called the Picasso of the West.  Artistically, his carvings are an evolution of the santero into the world of Modern Art.
Art historians and journalists consider Patrocinio Barela one of the most important and talented Mexican-American artists of our times. 

Visit the Patrocinio Barela Exhibit on La Plaza Telecommunity's website to learn more about Patrocinio Barela and see more of his work.