Colorado & Regional Art



Year c. 1955

Artist Frank Vavra (1892–1967, American)

Media enamel on board

Dimensions 40 x 30 inches

After growing up in Cheyenne, WY, taking numerous trips to New Mexico and living in Colorado, Vavra developed empathy for the injustices perpetuated upon the native people of the region. In this painting he commemorates The Pueblo Revolt of 1680, during which a group of united Pueblo peoples known collectively as “Pueblos” rebelled against their Spanish oppressors, who had brutally dominated the northern New Mexico region since the Spanish arrived in 1540. It was the most successful rebellion of its sort in North American history.

ON VIEW in Modern Gallery 7

Signature Signed "Vavra" lower left

Credit Line Collection Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art

Accession Number 2006.1235