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Depicting a figure on horseback with a deer; signed "Ha-So-De" to bottom right corner; double matted and framed under glass; measures approximately 22-3/4" x 29-1/2" with frame and has a sight image of approximately 14-1/4" x 21"; in Good overall condition.Narciso Platero Abeyta or Ha So Deh (1918-1998) was a Navajo painter and silversmith. Abeyta was born in 1918. He is named after his father, Narciso. His mother was Pablita. He started drawing when he was eleven. He attended the Santa Fe Indian School, starting in 1939. Dorothy Dunn was his teacher. Abeyta was a Golden Gloves boxer. He served in World War II (US Army) as a code talker. After he returned from service, he was unable to work for ten years due to his experiences at war. Eventually, he attended the University of New Mexico. He trained under Raymond Jonson. Abeyta was primarily a painter. His paintings document Navajo life, and use brush stroke techniques that are reminiscent of Navajo rugs. He had two known commissions for work as a muralist; a 1934 mural for a social science classroom in Santa Fe, New Mexico and in 1939 for Maisel's Indian Trading Post in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He died in 1998 from a cerebral hemorrhage. His work is held in the collections of the National Gallery of Art, National Museum of the American Indian, and the Museum of New Mexico.

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Narciso Platero Abeta Gouache

Estimate $800 - $1,200Jun 25, 2016
320 Pantops Center
Charlottesville, VA 22911
United States
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