Image: 9"x 12" Frame: 13.5"x 16.25". Looks very good, in original "As Found" condition, minor light stains, very minor time shadow, does not appear laid down, not examined out of the frame -- please look at photos carefully.
Fantastic composition by Julian Martinez! This image depicts a handsome brown buffalo, two skunks and a Native American Design motif.Martinez was best known for his animal subjects. This is a fine example of his work in great condition. Julián Martinez Pocano (Coming of the Spirits) was born in San Ildefonso Pueblo in New Mexico, and died in San Ildefonso Pueblo.
He is perhaps best known for the designs he painted on his wife Maria's famous pottery. Martinez had no formal art training. He was the father of Tony Martinez (Popovi Da), also a well known Pueblo artist.
In addition to artist, Martinez listed his occupation as "farmer, laborer, janitor, and pottery designer, " Lester, p. He also served as Governor of San Ildefonso Pueblo. According to Snodgrass, Martinez had been painting since 1920 and had gone through several periods of'realistic' paintings, but some of his more outstanding works were his abstract symbolic and geometric designs found on Maria's pottery.Martinez' paintings were among those selected by Mary Jane Colter to decorate the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He received several commissions for murals, which can be seen at the Santa Fe Indian School; Mesa Verde National Park, Colorado (1935); and at the School of American Research in Santa Fe. Martinez' paintings are in numerous public collections, including: Amon Carter Museum of Art, Fort Worth, Texas; Amerind Foundation, Dragoon, Arizona; Arizona State Museum, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona; Cincinnati Art Museum, Cincinnati, Ohio; Columbus Gallery of Fine Arts, Columbus, Ohio; Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, Ohio; Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado; Dartmouth College Collection, Hanover, New Hampshire; Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma; Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska; National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D. Owensboro Museum of Fine Art, Owensboro, Kentucky; Marion Koogler McNay Art Museum, San Antonio, Texas; Museum of Northern Arizona, Katherine Harvey Collection, Flagstaff, Arizona; American Museum of Natural History, New York, New York; Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Millicent Rogers Museum, Taos, New Mexico; University of Oklahoma Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma; Riverside Museum, New York, New York; School of American Research, Santa Fe, New Mexico; Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, California; University of Pennsylvania Museum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and the Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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The item "JULIAN MARTINEZ-Mexican/Pueblo Artist-Signed WC/Mixed Media-Buffalo/Skunk" is in sale since Tuesday, August 25, 2015. This item is in the category "Art\Mixed Media Art & Collage Art". The seller is "dealsrus" and is located in Pottstown, Pennsylvania.
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