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John Wesley Nieto, American artist. Recipient Governor's award, New Mexico, 1994. Member advisory board Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1985-1986; trustee Meadow School of Arts Southern Methodist University, Dallas, 1993-1994, Southern Methodist University, 1993-1994; volunteer lecturer.


Nieto, John Wesley was born on August 6, 1936 in Denver, Colorado, United States. Son of Simon and Natalia (Venegas) Nieto.


Student, Pan American University, 1956. Student, Southern Methodist University, 1959.


Artist: work has been reproduced in numerous publications including The Indian Trader, Tucson Magazine, Austin (Texas) Magazine, Scottsdale Magazine, Arizona Daily Star, Art in the West, 1988, National Geographic, 1990, New Mexico Magazine, Horizon Magazine, The Art Experience. Featured on radio and television shows including Japan National television, 1989, ABC television Network, 1984, National Public Radio, Washington, 1982, Voice of America, 1981.


Member of advisory board Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1985-1986, American Indian College Fund in New York, 1989, Native American Preparatory School, Pecos, New Mexico, since 1991. Trustee Meadow School of Arts Southern Methodist U., Dallas, 1993-1994, So.Meth. U., 1993-1994; volunteer lecturer sponsored tour for Navajo children ofWheelwright Museum, 1988, gallery talk at Ventana for Mescalero Apachechildren, Tularose Elementary School, 1991, six classes for children of migrant workers Guadalupe School, Salt Lake City, 1993.

Contributor works to numerous benefits.


Married Renay Hagin, November 15, 1974. Children: John Arthur, Laura Elizabeth, Anaya, Quint.

Simon Nieto

Natalia (Venegas) Nieto

Renay Hagin

John Arthur Nieto

Quint Nieto

Anaya Nieto

Laura Elizabeth Nieto