Pastel and Crayon on Paper
Abstract modern figurative drawing by Native American artist R.C. Gorman. The work features a large group of faceless figures representing the Navajo people who were forcefully removed from their land in the Bosque Redondo Reservation at Fort Sumner in 1864. Signed and dated by the artist in the front lower left corner. Currently hung in a silver gilt frame with an off-white matting.
Rudolph Carl Gorman (July 26, 1931 – November 3, 2005) was a Native American artist of the Navajo Nation. Referred to as "the Picasso of American Indian artists" by The New York Times, his paintings are primarily of Native American women and characterized by fluid forms and vibrant colors, though he also worked in sculpture, ceramics, and stone lithography. He was also an avid lover of cuisine, authoring four cookbooks, (with accompanying drawings) called Nudes and Food.
Dimensions With Frame
H 31.75 in. x W 38.63 in. x D 1 in.
Dimensions Without Frame
H 27 in. x W 32.75 in.