This young Navajo girl is buffered by two elongated yei figures on either side of her, while she holds a rattle in her right hand and a sprig of evergreen in her left.
|About the Artist||
(Born 1951) The son of noted Navajo artist, Beatien Yazz, Irving Toddy is many faceted, working in acrylic, watercolor, pencil, charcoal, pen and ink and conte crayon.
Toddy was educated at the Intermountain High School in Brigham City, Utah and Utah State University in Logan, Utah. Exhibitions of his work have taken place at Woodards Indian Arts, Indian Ceremonials in both Gallup and Santa Fe, the 12th Annual Red Cloud Indian Art Show in South Dakota and the Heard Museum Guild Arts and Crafts Show, where he was awarded honorable mention.
Three books on Navajo life and culture are illustrated with Toddy's work, Cheyenne Again, D is For Drum and Desert Digits.
|Medium||Acrylic on masonite|
|Sight size||23" height X 17" width|
|Frame||Silver painted lip and black finished wood molding--custom frame|
|Frame size||25 3/4" height X 19 3/4" width|
|Signed||"Irving Toddy ©" at lower center|
|Date of creation||Circa 1987|
|Provenance||Consigned by an astute California collector of fine American Indian paintings APF|