Photograph depicting José Encarnacion Peña dressed as a koshari for a Corn Dance in August 1978. The photograph was made by Peña's wife, Patricia Peña.
José Encarnacion Peña (1902-1979, also known as Soqween) was a painter and potter from San Ildefonso Pueblo and the nephew of potter Maria Martinez. He studied painting under Dorothy Dunn at "The Studio" of the Santa Fe Indian School in the early 1930s. Peña was known for his watercolor and mural paintings of dances, as well as pottery figurines and fetishes. His wife Patricia Pena was an award-winning dollmaker.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-30
Location of Other Archival Materials:
A painting by José Encarnacion Peña can be found in the National Anthropological Archives in MS 7429.
The National Museum of the American Indian and the Denver Public Library also hold paintings by Peña.