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Hotevilla Arizona Hopi Snake Dance

Sterner

About The Hotevilla Arizona Hopi Snake Dance

Clearly the American Indian attendees are observing a Hopi snake dance.  Sheets of rain are falling in the distance, a downpour.  Dust is being kicked up due to the activity of various participants below the watchers.

Each figure is individualized.  The artist either knew those standing above the acitivity or based this painting on a photograph of people gathered as we see them.

Titled on verso "Hotevilla Arizona  Hopi Snake Dance  1945"

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Clearly the American Indian attendees are observing a Hopi snake dance.  Sheets of rain are falling in the distance, a downpour.  Dust is being kicked up due to the activity of various participants below the watchers.

Each figure is individualized.  The artist either knew those standing above the acitivity or based this painting on a photograph of people gathered as we see them.

Titled on verso "Hotevilla Arizona  Hopi Snake Dance  1945"

About the Artist 20th century painter, likely American
Medium Oil on panel
Sight size 19 1/2" height X 27 1/2" width
Frame Heavily textured wood molding
Frame size 23 1/2" height X 31 1/4" width
Signed "Sterner 46" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation 1946
Condition Excellent, painting has been professionally conserved (cleaned and fresh varnish application)
Provenance MU, an avid art collector west of Phoenix
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