Art: American Artist

A high-school junior last week won the $1,000 first prize in a nationwide art contest sponsored by American Magazine, He was judged the best of 52,587 contestants. Diminutive Ben Quintana, 17, was well qualified to paint the subject set¬óMy Community: Its Place in the Nation. Winner Quintana's ancestors have lived in the U. S. as long as anybody: he is a full-blooded Pueblo Indian.

Artist Quintana's community, Cochiti Pueblo on the Rio Grande, still looks much as it did when Coronado explored New Mexico 400 years ago this summer. Pictured in his prize-winning tempera are its crops (corn, wheat, melons, squash), irrigated...

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