Elias Rivera

Elias Rivera

SFW&C Fiesta Featured Artist 2003

Rivera was born in 1937 in New York City and in 1982, moved to Santa Fe, where he soon established himself as an internationally acclaimed painter. He attended the Art Students League (under the tutelage of Frank Mason), and painted somewhat disturbing canvases of New York’s raw street life.

In his paintings, Rivera explores the colorful costumes and street life of the native populations of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Guatemala, Mexico and Peru.

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