New Mexico Museum and Jozef Bakos

A recent issue of Architectural Digest brought the Museum of New Mexico store to my attention. They're offering beautiful patterned tiles (or trivets, but I dislike that word because it confines a flexible decorative object to the kitchen). The tiles are decorated with artworks by prominent New Mexico painters or Navajo patterned rugs.

Springtime Rainbow, by Jozef Bakos.

A tile with an Arape Style Navajo rug design.

Santuario de Chimayo, New Mexico.

I was unfamiliar with the work of artist Jozef Bakos (1891 - 1977), so I decided to investigate further. Bakos was originally from Buffalo, NY, and was a member of "Los Cinco Pintores," an avant garde painting group in Santa Fe. He was also a professor at the University of Denver, a carpenter, and a furniture maker.

Jozef Bakos, Sunmount

Jozef Bakos, Sun Mountain

Jozef Bakos, Kitchen Interior

Images, jozefbakos.com, matthewchaseltd.com, askart.com.


Kitty said...

i so enjoyed my visit to new mexico last summer. these paintings brought it all back! thanks!

Averill said...

Wow. Calling these "trivets" is like calling a Picasso a "painting". These are mini works of art!


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