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St. Martin Caballero (Double figure)

St. Martin Caballero (Double figure)
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Enrique Rendon, born Monero, NM 1923-died Verlarde, NM 1987
Folk Art
painted cottonwood, cloth, leather, fiber, metal
13 7/8 x 8 1/8 x 11 1/8 in. (35.2 x 20.6 x 28.3 cm)
Credit Line
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Chuck and Jan Rosenak and museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment
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Luce Center Label
St. Martin Caballero is more popularly known as St. Martin of Tours, a soldier who, according to Catholic legend, cut his cloak so he could give half to a beggar. In this piece, Enrique Rendon showed St. Martin handing his cloak to a half-naked man. Both of the figures stare out at the viewer with Rendon’s trademark “piercing eyes.” (Laurie Beth Kalb, Consuming Devotions, 1992)
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Smithsonian American Art Museum
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