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Signed Paul Forster Painting - 3 Navajo Women

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Signed Paul Forster Painting - 3 Navajo Women
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Paul Forster (American, 1925-2012). Oil on board, n.d. Signed on lower left. A stunning painting of three Navajo women by the legendary Paul Forster. Each woman presents with an elegant coiffure, traditional clothing, and various accoutrements. In addition, all three face a different direction, suggesting a dance or ceremony. Notice how Forster captured the woman at the center in motion, swinging her cloak as she turns. Forster was an artist-as-ethnographer who aimed to preserve indigenous culture with his art. Finely rendered with a keen eye for composition and color, Forster's painting is notable not only for his remarkable artistry but also for his ethnographic intentions. Size: 40.375" L x 30.25" W (102.6 cm x 76.8 cm)

At the age eight, Paul Forster became the youngest member of the Albright Art Gallery Association and also started studying at the Museum School with watercolorist Robert Blair. During World War II, Forster served in the Army Air Corps, and in 1952, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Fine Arts Degree. In the late 1950s, Forster had a studio in Nevada painted murals for the Mormon Church. In the early 1960s, he taught art and became Chairman of the Art Department of the L.D.S. Schools of the South Pacific in Tonga. In 1969 he left Brigham Young University to paint full time. For the greater part of the next decade, Forster traveled throughout the American Southwest in an Airstream trailer to paint the environment and its inhabitants. In time, he moved to Oregon followed by Kansas City, but eventually returned to Arizona.

Provenance: ex-private Bishop Family Trust collection, the Trust of the late Bill Bishop, a noted antiquarian with shops in Scottsdale, Arizona and Allenspark, Colorado, USA, acquired before 2010

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Signed by the artist on the lower left. Some scuffs and abrasions as shown, a few to the body but most to the peripheries. Otherwise, very nice overall.
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Signed Paul Forster Painting - 3 Navajo Women

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Est. $800 - $1,200Starting Price $400
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Paul Forster (American, 1925-2012). Oil on board, n.d. Signed on lower left. A stunning painting of three Navajo women by the legendary Paul Forster. Each woman presents with an elegant coiffure, traditional clothing, and various accoutrements. In addition, all three face a different direction, suggesting a dance or ceremony. Notice how Forster captured the woman at the center in motion, swinging her cloak as she turns. Forster was an artist-as-ethnographer who aimed to preserve indigenous culture with his art. Finely rendered with a keen eye for composition and color, Forster's painting is notable not only for his remarkable artistry but also for his ethnographic intentions. Size: 40.375" L x 30.25" W (102.6 cm x 76.8 cm)

At the age eight, Paul Forster became the youngest member of the Albright Art Gallery Association and also started studying at the Museum School with watercolorist Robert Blair. During World War II, Forster served in the Army Air Corps, and in 1952, he graduated from Brigham Young University with a Fine Arts Degree. In the late 1950s, Forster had a studio in Nevada painted murals for the Mormon Church. In the early 1960s, he taught art and became Chairman of the Art Department of the L.D.S. Schools of the South Pacific in Tonga. In 1969 he left Brigham Young University to paint full time. For the greater part of the next decade, Forster traveled throughout the American Southwest in an Airstream trailer to paint the environment and its inhabitants. In time, he moved to Oregon followed by Kansas City, but eventually returned to Arizona.

Provenance: ex-private Bishop Family Trust collection, the Trust of the late Bill Bishop, a noted antiquarian with shops in Scottsdale, Arizona and Allenspark, Colorado, USA, acquired before 2010

All items legal to buy/sell under U.S. Statute covering cultural patrimony Code 2600, CHAPTER 14, and are guaranteed to be as described or your money back.

A Certificate of Authenticity will accompany all winning bids.

We ship worldwide to most countries and handle all shipping in-house for your convenience.

#173150
Condition
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Signed by the artist on the lower left. Some scuffs and abrasions as shown, a few to the body but most to the peripheries. Otherwise, very nice overall.
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