The Life and Art of Edward O’Brien

Wednesday, March 15, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Spanish Colonial Arts Society

750 Camino Lejo Santa Fe, NM 87505, Santa Fe NM 87505


| Museum Admission $8
| FREE to members


Phone | 505-982-2226

Art & History of Colonial New Mexico Lecture Series:
The Life and Art of Edward O'Brien
 March 15, 2017  from 12- 1pm
Spanish Market artist Peter López will present a slide lecture about the mural art of Edward O'Brien who worked in New Mexico from 1960-1975. A native of Pittsburgh, O'Brien began painting murals on public buildings in the 1930s. O'Brien's work was profoundly influenced by a 1959 visit to Mexico and the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe where he viewed the Virgin's image on the tilma of San Juan Diego. Thereafter, religion and spirituality were present in many of his murals, including those at St. Catherine's Indian School and Loretto Academy in Santa Fe. In the early 1970s, he was invited by Yogi Bhajan, head of the western Sikh community, to paint a mural for the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India. This lecture will focus on six of his murals and the influences on their creation. 

Peter López was born in the rural town of Las Vegas, New Mexico in 1940. He has a BA in art education from the University of New Mexico. López has been an artist at the Spanish Colonial Arts Society Spanish Market for more than two decades. He is the author of Edward O'Brien Mural Artist 1910-1975 (Sunstone Press, 2013). Peter lives in Montezuma in San Miguel County in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains.                   
Museum Admission $8 and FREE to members
**Space is limited! To purchase a ticket please call (505)982 - 2226**