Leroy Archuleta

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
ArchuletaLeroy
Lifespan
1949 – 2002
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Wood carver
Heritage
Hispanic
Medium
Wood, paint, mixed media
Biography
Leroy Archuleta has followed in his father’s footsteps, but added many personal touches to his own animal carvings. The art of the Archuletas is in many museum collections. [Retrieved on 9/13/17 from https://www.justfolk.com/product-category/outsider-art/archuleta/] The talented New Mexico Folk Art carver, Leroy Archuleta (1949-2002), learned to carve from an early age working alongside his famous father, the renowned folk artist, Felipe Benito Archuleta (1910-1991). Leroy worked as an apprentice for his father for years and along the way began making his own pieces which are similar to Felipe’s, but have some differences. Leroy’s animals tend to be a little sweeter and not as rough and aggressively presented as his father’s. [Retrieved on 9/13/17 from http://fineartsofthesouthwest.com/Leroy_Archuleta_Hand_Carved_and_Painted_New_Mexico_Folk_Art_Wooden_Armadillo.html]
Geographic names
Tesuque
Related people/organizations
David Alvarez (worked with)
Felipe Archuleta (is child of)
Alonzo Jimenez (worked with)
Felipe Archuleta (taught by)
Ron Rodriguez (is uncle/aunt of )
Related exhibition/event
Wooden Menagerie: Made in New Mexico (participated)