Art and New Mexico

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New Kingdom of the Saints: Religious Art of New Mexico 1780-1907

Larry Frank

This book illustrates the development of religious art in northern New Mexico over a period of 150 years. To sustain their faith when they came to the New World, the Spanish relied on santos, visual representations of saints, to alleviate their loneliness and enrich their lives. More than three hundred santos are illustrated.


Larry Frank studied medieval art in Paris. Upon returning to the United States, he found that the counterpart that continued the tradition for him was the linear and stylized design of the santos. He was a collector of santos for thirty-five years and was considered a leading authority on the subject.

Published By Red Crane Books

9 x 12 in. 146 pages 146 color and 158 black-and-white photographs