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New Mexico Artist R.C. Gorman Bayard Gallery Exhibition Poster Framed - $50 (glen park)

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Mission near Bosworth

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size / dimensions: 22" x 28"
This is an exhibition poster from the Bayard Gallery in 1980 by the acclaimed New Mexico artist R.C. Gorman.

R.C. Gorman (1933-2005) 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. (see below)

Title of original work: "Maria", a pastel and charcoal work from 1960.

Frame size: 22" x 28"

Framed in a gold metal frame under acrylic with a hanging wire attached.

The image and frame are in very good condition. The acrylic has very minor imperfections; the work is suitable for display.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

"Rudolph Carl (R.C.) Gorman (1933-2005) was born in Chinle, Arizona. His mother was Adele Katherine Brown, and his father Carl Gorman was a noted Navajo painter and teacher, who later became a code talker during WWII.

Gorman grew up in a traditional Navajo hogan and began drawing at age three. His grandmother helped raise him, recounting Navajo legends and enumerating his genealogy of artist ancestors. She kindled his desire to become an artist. While tending sheep in Canyon de Chelly with his aunts, he used to draw on the rocks, sand, and mud, and made sculptures with the clay, with his earliest subjects including Mickey Mouse and Shirley Temple.

He credited his teacher Jenny Lind at Granado Presbyterian Mission School for his inspiration to become a full-time artist. After he left high school, he served in the Navy before entering college, where he majored in Literature and minored in Art at Northern Arizona University. In 1958, he received the first scholarship from the Navajo Tribal Council to study outside of the United States, and enrolled in the art program at Mexico City College. There he learned of and was influenced by the work of Diego Rivera. He later studied art at San Francisco State College, where he also worked as a model.

Gorman moved from California to New Mexico, opening the R. C. Gorman Navajo Gallery in Taos in 1968. It was the first Native American-owned art gallery in Taos. In 1973, he was the only living artist whose work was shown in the “Masterworks of the American Indian" show held at the Metropolitan Museum in New York, NY. One of his pieces was selected for the cover of the exhibit's catalog.

Gorman's work was explored in a series on American Indian artists for the Public Broadcasting System (PBS). By the time of his death in 2005, He had participated in close to 100 solo exhibitions of his work in galleries and museums around the United States and the world.

https://rcgormannavajogallery.com/

https://www.renjeau.com/artist/gorman-rc/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/R._C._Gorman

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