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Anita Martinez (c. 1920s-1992) was the daughter of Adam and Santana Martinez, granddaughter of Maria Martinez and mother of Kathy Pino and Barbara Gonzales. Among her siblings were George Martinez and Viola Sunset Cruz.
She grew up in the heart of a pottery making dynasty, learning the ancient art from her parents and grandparents and passing it on to her daughters. Anita's work consistently earned her ribbons at the Santa Fe Indian Market and she was featured in several exhibitions, the first one being in 1974. She seems to have enjoyed making lidded black jars.
Anita signed her pieces "Anita Martinez" with a raincloud symbol nearby.