Art Brokerage: Harry Fonseca American Artist: b. 1946 - 2006. Fonseca was born in 1946 in Sacramento, California, and his earliest drawings, prints and paintings drew from his Maidu heritage. He was influenced by basketry designs, dance regalia, and by his participation as a traditional dancer. Fonseca is well known for his creation of the always-smiling, supremely self-confident Coyote and Rose over 30 years ago. Both have played a central role in Fonseca's work and have become popular icons in the process. Fonseca's Coyote and Rose can be found in restaurants, museums, opera houses and chamber music festivals the world over. Listings wanted by Art Brokerage.