Son of O’Keeffe’s chauffeur carves his own legacy in Abiquiu

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Son of O’Keeffe’s chauffeur carves his own legacy in Abiquiu

Artist and carver Leopoldo Ernesto Garcia was born in Abiquiu. He recalls its most famous resident, Georgia O’Keeffe, as being very generous – and sometimes very strict.
Leopoldo Garcia lives in the Abiquiu house built by his grandmother, which also doubles as his studio and gallery.
Since he was a little boy, Leopoldo Garcia has always been able to find faces in rocks and wood. This carved cottonwood log contains two blue faces and, like all of his carvings, it comes with its unique story.
Death, represented by a carved skeleton, wears a top hat and plays a violin.
A collection of Leopoldo Garcia’s folk art in his Abiquiu gallery on the original historic Abiquiu Land Grant near the village plaza.

Son of O’Keeffe’s chauffeur carves his own legacy in Abiquiu

Artist and carver Leopoldo Ernesto Garcia was born in Abiquiu. He recalls its most famous resident, Georgia O’Keeffe, as being very generous – and sometimes very strict.
Leopoldo Garcia lives in the Abiquiu house built by his grandmother, which also doubles as his studio and gallery.
Since he was a little boy, Leopoldo Garcia has always been able to find faces in rocks and wood. This carved cottonwood log contains two blue faces and, like all of his carvings, it comes with its unique story.
Death, represented by a carved skeleton, wears a top hat and plays a violin.
A collection of Leopoldo Garcia’s folk art in his Abiquiu gallery on the original historic Abiquiu Land Grant near the village plaza.
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