Martin Saldana

Born in 1874, Saldana grew up at Rancho Neuvo in Mexico. In 1950 he attended children's art classes at the Denver Art Museum becoming devoted to painting until he died in 1965. Saldana's ideas came from his imagination. Memories of youth dominate his canvases, particularly the romantic notions of his life as a cowboy. Technical elements stem from his Mexican heritage. There are no intentional social undertones--his images are fresh and innocent. Written by Allison Totten, Art Historian

International Folk Art Museum, Santa Fe, NM
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center, Colorado Springs, CO
Neuss In Aberthor Museum, Cologne, Germany
University of Wyoming Art Museum, Laramie, WY
Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO
New Orleans, LA