MASTERPIECES OF PRIMITIVE AMERICAN ART - Second Set

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Louie Ewing (1908-1983)

 

In the 1940s, the Laboratory of Anthropology in Santa Fe published several series of silkscreen prints by Santa Fe artist Louie Ewing.  Each series contained 6 silkscreen prints and each print was placed in a brown paper folder with the title on the front and a description and explanation of the article of the silkscreen print.

 

This Series was published in 1942-43 in an edition of 500 copies, exclusively for “Members of the Laboratory of Anthropology, Santa Fe, New Mexico.”

 

There are 6 screen prints in this series edition and they are as follows:

I.	Sculptured FetishI.        Sculptured Fetish →

 

 

 

 

 

 

II.	Antique Pueblo EmbroideryII.       ← Antique Pueblo Embroidery

 

 

 

 

 


III.	A Pueblo PictographIII.      A Pueblo Pictograph →

 

 

 

 

 


IV.	18th century Pueblo OllaIV.       ← 18th Century Pueblo Olla

 

 

 

 

 


V.	Navajo Silver GhatoV.        Navajo Silver Ghato →

 

 

 

 

 


VI.	Panamint Coiled BasketVI.       ← Panamint Coiled Basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

This posting features the six portfolios of silkscreen prints from the Second Set.  All the silkscreen prints are in excellent condition.  The portfolio covers are also in excellent condition.  This set of six portfolios and silkscreen prints has been stored in a protective cardboard box since it was first issued.  Each silkscreen print is signed in ink by the artist.

 

Provenance: from the family of J. B. Mull, the original recipient of the set from the Laboratory of Anthropology in 1947.  A certificate to Mr. Mull is included.

 

Louie Ewing (1908-1983)
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