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Lot 0147
R. Brownell McGrew (1916 - 1994). Pencil on paper depicting two women with a baby in a cradleboard. Drawing is inscribed SKX-8 along the lower left and signed McG P.S. beneath the figure on the right.
Trained as a portrait and landscape painter, R. Brownell McGrew worked for M.G.M. and Columbia as a backdrop artist before moving to the Southwest to paint the desert and its peoples. He focused particularly on the Hopi and Navajo tribes, creating portraits, but also painting and photographing ceremonies and traditions. His work became an important part of cultural conservation efforts, and he became closely involved with the tribes, becoming known to them as “The Man Who Paints the Old.†Provenance: Collection of Judith Balderson, MN.
Dimensions: Unframed; Height: 8 3/4 in. x Width: 11 1/2 in. Framed; Height: 17 1/4 in. x Width: 20 in.
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Good condition.

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R. Brownell McGrew Graphite on Paper Drawing

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Estimate $1,000 - $1,500
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275 Market St.
#524
Minneapolis, MN 55405
United States
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