Native American Arts | Historic • Classic • Innovative
The Robert Nichols Gallery specializes in Native American Indian pottery. For 20 years the owner was a research archeologist, museum curator and planner for the National Park Service. With his first paycheck after graduate school, Robert began buying late historic and contemporary Native American art. Over time, his purchasing increasingly concentrated on ceramic material. His collection became the focus of the gallery when it opened in 1980 on Santa Fe's Canyon Road. By the 1990's the gallery represented 70 to 80 living Native artists. Today the gallery represents fewer Native American potters who are exploring new shapes, designs and techniques along with classic and historic pottery. Photography by Chemehuevi artist Cara Romero is also featured in the gallery.