Armond Lara

Armond Lara

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Armond Lara

Born to Diné (Navajo) and Mexican parents in Walsenburg, Colorado, Armond Lara (b. 1939) spent his formative years observing his mother and grandparents meet their quotidian and aesthetic needs with masterful artisanship and supreme artistic confidence. “I watched my grandparents make everything they needed from cooking utensils to tombstones, so I just fell into it naturally,” recounts Lara. “If I wanted something, I made it.”

Lara continued to nurture this seed of creativity during his early professional career in aviation technology and arts administration. He studied at the Colorado Institute of Art, Glendale College in California and the University of Washington in Seattle. As his career developed, Lara came to count Helen Frankenthaler, Richard Diebenkorn and Mexican muralist Pablo O’Higgins among his mentors. While studying under master paper artist Paul Horiuchi, Lara explored his roots by embedding beads into handmade paper and stitching Navajo beadwork onto his canvases.

Artwork by Armond Lara
Artwork by Armond Lara

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