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Young Navajo Girl with her Colt and Dog [SOLD]

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Harrison Begay (1914-2012) Haashké yah Níyá - The Wandering Boy
  • Category: Paintings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: gouache
  • Size:
    12-1/2” x 9-1/2” image;
    22” x 18” framed
  • Item # 25926
  • SOLD

Image Source: Wikipedia external link via The Indigenous Research Center website. Harrison Begay at age 89 - photo by Colleen Gorman 2004Harrison Begay is probably the most famous of the Navajo artists. He had a long and distinguished career. He started painting while attending the Santa Fe Indian School and began to paint full time after returning from service in World War II.

 

Harrison Begay (1914-2012) Haashké yah Níyá - The Wandering BoyHis favorite subjects were the Diné and their life on the Reservation. There is an innocence in his depictions of Navajo life. It probably reflects on his remembrances of life when he was a youngster. He was born sometime between 1914 and 1917.

 

Harrison Begay (1914-2012) Haashké yah Níyá - The Wandering BoyThis painting depicts a young Navajo girl tending her colt while accompanied by her faithful dog companion. A guardian rainbow Yei provides protection for the trio.

 

Condition: appears to be in original condition

Provenance: from a Santa Fe resident who purchased it in the 1960s

Recommended Reading: Visions and Voices: Native American Painting from the Philbrook Museum of Art by Suzanne Abel-Vidor, et al.

Image Source: Wikipedia external link via The Indigenous Research Center website. Harrison Begay at age 89 - photo by Colleen Gorman 2004.

Close up view of this painting.

Harrison Begay (1914-2012) Haashké yah Níyá - The Wandering Boy
  • Category: Paintings
  • Origin: Diné - Navajo Nation
  • Medium: gouache
  • Size:
    12-1/2” x 9-1/2” image;
    22” x 18” framed
  • Item # 25926
  • SOLD

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