The Pueblo Governor's House, Tesuque Pueblo by Pedro Joseph de Lemos

The Pueblo Governors  House, Tesuque Pueblo by Pedro Joseph de Lemos

The Pueblo Governor's House, Tesuque Pueblo

Pedro Joseph de Lemos


The Pueblo Governor's House, Tesuque Pueblo

color pencil & chalk drawing 
Image Size
9 7/8 x 12 3/8" image 
pencil, lower right 
Edition Size
1 of 1 unique 
in pencil, lower right image: "The Pueblo Governor's House/Tesuque Pueblo - Santa Fe/New Mexico/1921" 
gray wove paper 
Inventory ID

This 1921 drawing was done by Lemos on a trip through the Southwest. The subject is Governor's House in the Tesuque Pueblo complex. The adobe pueblo was the first pueblo built north of Santa Fe. Tesuque was where the Pueblo uprising began on August 10, 1680 during the feast of San Lorenzo. Over 8000 Pueblo warriors drove the Spanish out of New Mexico. The date is still celebrated each year with dances and ceremonies.

Arts & Crafts artist Pedro J. de Lemos was born in Austin, Nevada on May 25, 1882, amd grew up in Oakland, California and began his art studies in the Bay Area. In 1900 he was a pupil of Arthur Matthews at the Mark Hopkins Institute and continued his studies as a student of George Bridgman at the Art Students League in New York and Arthur Wesley Dow at Columbia University Teachers College. Returning to Oakland, he set up his studio overlooking Lake Merritt and began teaching at U.C. Berkeley.

He was a founding member of the California Society of Etchers, and one of his prints won honorable mention at the Panama-Pacific International Exposition in 1915 for which he was chief organizer of the California print exhibition. He was Professor of Design at Stanford University and was appointed director of the Stanford Museum of Art in 1919.

Lemos was editor of School Arts Magazine and produced a series of folios based on his theories of design entitled Applied Art as well as authoring about fifty books on arts and crafts. Lemos was the first president of the Carmel Art Association and his work was exhibited with the California Society of Etchers, the Californa Print Makers, the Palo Alto and Carmel Art Associations, the Chicago Society of Etchers, as well as at the Bohemian Club.

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