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Pedro Cervantez
View of the Artist's Home
20 1/8 x 32 1/8 in.
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Transfer from the General Services Administration

This view of Cervantez's front porch displays the technical mastery that made him one of the most widely exhibited WPA artists in New Mexico. The receding perspective of the wooden ceiling draws attention to the open door, while the carved wooden chest, water skin, and stool add personal notes to the domestic scene.