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R. C. Gorman
July 26, 1931 - November 3, 2005
Painting on Canvas
This is a Gorman Museum Piece
R.C. Gorman, Navajo artist, rose to prominence in the early 1970s with the emergence of the so-called "New Indian Art Movement". His rich, textured paintings of Indian pottery and rug motifs as well as his simple, yet often elegant oil pastel drawings of women, not to mention his flamboyant personality, soon gained him national attention and a popular following.
Western Graphics Workshop, Inc., publisher of R.C. Gorman lithographs, posters and books for over thirty-two years, is pleased to offer an extremely rare R.C. Gorman acrylic painting on canvas, measuring 32 1/2 x 66 inches, signed "R.C. GORMAN '71". This magnificent painting, executed in soft tans, pinks, browns, and orange, was originally commissioned for a corporate collection in Phoenix, Arizona. The collection was recently sold and this beautiful example of Gorman's early seminal work is now available for purchase.
Although Gorman is now primarily known for his oil pastel drawings and lithographs of Navajo women, the first works which brought him national attention and critical acclaim as an Indian artist were his large paintings based on Indian pottery and Navajo rug motifs. /these beautiful paintings, all of which are now in private, corporate, and museum collections, rarely become available.
The painting shown is based on an Indian pottery motif, a subject Gorman painted on a number of occasions in his Taos, New Mexico studio at the Navajo Gallery on Ledoux Street. An attached photograph shows the artist working on his Indian pottery series in the early 70s.
** Suggested Retail $75,000.00**
Western Graphics Price on Request
Close up of texture of painting
Close up of signature and date