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Pictographs in Canyon de Chelly #3

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Robert Draper (1938-2000)
  • Category: Paintings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: watercolor on paper
  • Size:
    12” x 10-5/8” image;
    18-5/8” x 17-1/8” framed
  • Item # C3827B
  • Price: $550.00

Robert Draper (1938-2000) signatureNavajo artist Robert Draper was the child of a Navajo mother and a Hopi-Laguna father.  Raised by his grandparents on the Navajo Reservation, he attended—and eventually became an instructor at—the Chinle Boarding School.  He was also educated at the Inter-Mountain Indian School in Utah and the Institute of America Indian Arts in Santa Fe.  Draper mostly painted realistic landscapes, focusing on everyday life on the Navajo Reservation.

This painting is most unusual for Draper. Again, he is best known for his realistic landscapes of the Navajo Nation. This appears to be images from walls of Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Nation.  It was executed in monochromatic color using burgundy and beige, natural colors of the weathered sandstone cliffs.  The imagery is soft, mellow and soothing.

The artist's signature is in lower left.  The painting has just been framed using archival materials and a wood frame.

 

Condition: original condition

Provenance: the Robert Draper Pictographs in Canyon de Chelly #3 is from the collection of a family from Santa Fe

Recommended Reading:  Southwest Indian Painting: A Changing Art by Clara Lee Tanner

 

Robert Draper (1938-2000)
  • Category: Paintings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: watercolor on paper
  • Size:
    12” x 10-5/8” image;
    18-5/8” x 17-1/8” framed
  • Item # C3827B
  • Price: $550.00

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