SAR Curated. Kenneth Chapman’s Pueblo Pottery Drawings
Sarah Soliz, SAR Press Acquisitions Editor
“Everyone loved him,” she said. In a tribute to Chapman, archaeologist Neil Judd wrote, “Few local residents fully appreciate what Kenneth Chapman has done for Santa Fe. He has only been here 50 years, but in that brief period has been inextricably associated with everything really worthwhile”—including SAR. “When Julian and Maria Martinez were struggling to market their beautiful black pottery, then unknown, it was he who was able to help them with a special fund for the purpose of increasing the prices paid by dealers. . . . He has always been a helper and a giver, full of wisdom and kindness and humour,” wrote Meem.
You can see some of Chapman’s drawings, along with the other treasures of the SAR campus, by taking one of our historic estate tours.