Native American Indian Baskets
By appointment (916) 485-8232 - Carmichael, CA
Native Indian Baskets from
the Gene Quintana collection currently on display:
Gene Quintana, a native of Sacramento, California, has been a
collector of Native American Indian baskets since 1980. He lives with
his family in a suburb of Sacramento, Carmichael, and often spends
several months a year at his home at Lake Tahoe, California. He had an
early appreciation for art and was able to enjoy collecting Chinese
works of art as a hobby while he was building automotive parts
distributorship in 1963. He later found that he had acquired a real
interest and love of Native American Indian Art, especially basketry.
After selling his automotive business in 1993, one of the three largest
automotive parts distributors in the United States, he felt fortunate
to then be able to devote more time to collecting, buying and selling
Native American Indian Baskets. Mr. Quintana has an extensive
collection of antique Native American Indian baskets, especially those
originating from California and Nevada, Native American Indian Tribes. He also has assisted with
basket appraisals. He soon became nicknamed the "Basket Man" and
presently advertises "Baskets for Sale" and "Baskets Wanted".
Mr. Quintana has participated, donated and displayed several major and important collections. He has contributed
to the following:
Yosemite National Park, Yosemite, California, donation, 1982-1995, California Indian
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, Scottsdale, Arizona, Feb. 1998 - April
1998, Exhibit, "With Beauty All Around Me, Art of the Southwest"
The Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California, Aug. 2006 - Nov. 2006
Exhibit, "Fine Art of California Indian Basketry"
Autry National Center, Oakland & Los Angeles, California, May 2007 -
Sept. 2007, Exhibit, "Yosemite: Art of an American Icon"
North Tahoe Historical Society and Museum, Tahoe City, California, May
2005 - Jan. 2009, Exhibit, "Woven Legacy: A Collection of Dat-so-la-lee
Works, 1900 - 1921"