Antonio Archuleta

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
ArchuletaAntonio
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Furniture maker
Heritage
Hispanic
Medium
Wood
Statement
At another booth in another section of the Plaza, furniture maker Antonio Archuleta of Arroyo Hondo, near Taos, said he had sold four items during the first day of what was his 21st market. "It's a little better than last year," he said. "I just hope the weather doesn't impede anything. ... If it does, it does. We can't do anything about Mother Nature." Archuleta said he began making furniture from Ponderosa pines under the tutelage of Elidio Gonzales 48 years ago. He said he comes to market not purely for sales, but to "show off my work and see what other people are making." [Retrieved on 9/20/2017 from http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/spanish-market-wet-but-not-a-wash/article_7a5f395e-4b36-5293-9732-f5d9d9bea763.html]
Biography
Antonio Archuleta was a furniture maker who apprenticed under Elidio Gonzales from age 17 until the early 1980s. Some of the pieces in the Museum of International Folk Art's Hispanic Heritage Wing attributed to Gonzales were actually crafted almost entirely by Archuleta, due to Gonzales's poor health at the time. He participated in the Spanish Market and has pieces of his own in the museum's collections. [source: Dana Everts 7/31/1987]
Geographic names
Taos
Related collection
AR.00020 Dana Everts Collection (is related to)
Related people/organizations
Dana Everts-Boehm (interviewed by)
Elidio Gonzales (taught by)
Ronnie Archuleta (taught)
Ronnie Archuleta (is uncle/aunt of )
Ricardo Romero (is grandchild of)