Tobias Anaya

Type
Individual
Role
Artist
Identifier
AnayaTobias
Lifespan
1908 – 1998
Functions, Occupations, and Activities
>Wood carver, assemblage
Heritage
Hispanic
Medium
Wood, mixed media
Biography
Anaya was born in Galisteo to an old Spanish family...He spent most of his life in Galisteo, leaving only for wartime military service in California. He returned and worked for the railroad and on movie sets in northern New Mexico. He began making his figures 30 years ago, using the scraps found in piles in a small village like Galisteo, junk that is only junk until someone finds a new use for it. [Retrieved from article in Bartlett Library vertical file]
Geographic names
Galisteo