326 West Harmont Drive, Phoenix, AZ 85021-5643 | 877-906-1633
  
Logo home page

Mysterious Fancy Dancer

Woody Crumbo

About The Mysterious Fancy Dancer

It takes a moment to realize, Crumbo's depiction of a fancy dancer has NO dancer !

This elegant painting is worthy of applause !

A letter attached to the back of the painting is from Tom Woodard dated 1997, explaining that this second generation Indian trader (Tom Woodward) knew this painting to have been a gift from Mr. Crumbo to Woodard's father (a first generation Indian trader).  According to the letter, Mr. Crumbo gave Woodard's father the painting as a demonstration of how much Crumbo appreciated Woodard's kindness toward the American Indian people.

Marked Down $8,000.00

Gallery Price $12,000.00

Item Location: Phoenix, AZ
  Shipped To You

   Spinner
 
  Pick It Up FREE!  
Map
Add to Cart
Quick Inquiry Email Friend Print
Product Details
Description

It takes a moment to realize, Crumbo's depiction of a fancy dancer has NO dancer !

This elegant painting is worthy of applause !

A letter attached to the back of the painting is from Tom Woodard dated 1997, explaining that this second generation Indian trader (Tom Woodward) knew this painting to have been a gift from Mr. Crumbo to Woodard's father (a first generation Indian trader).  According to the letter, Mr. Crumbo gave Woodard's father the painting as a demonstration of how much Crumbo appreciated Woodard's kindness toward the American Indian people.

About the Artist

(1912-1989) "Woodrow Crumbo was an American Indian artist, flautist and dancer of Potawatomi descent. As an independant prospector, he found one of the largest beryllium veins in the nation. His paintings are held by several museums including the Smithsonian Institute and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Born in Oklahoma, Crumbo moved with his mother to Kansas as child after the death of his father in 1916. Orphaned in 1919, he spent the rest of his childhood living with various American Indian families. He earned a scholarship to the Wichita American Indian Institute, graduating as valedictorian to continue his studies at Wichita University and the University of Oklahoma.

After his teacher at Chilocco Indian School sold some of Crumbo's paintings to the San Francisco Museum of Art, Crumbo shifted his career plans from professional Native American dancer to visual artist. Between 1938 and 1941 Crumbo worked as Director of Art at the Bacone College in Muskogee. A few years later he curated a collection of Native American art at the Thomas Gilcrease Institute in Tulsa."  excerpted from Wikipedia

Medium Gouache (opaque water-based paint) on grey paper
Sight size 14" height X 10" width
Frame Single alpha mat board, True Vue conservation glass, grooved cove wood molding (custom)
Frame size 23 1/2" height X 19 1/2" width
Signed "Crumbo" at lower center
Date of creation Circa 1940
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance SF
Other Works by Woody Crumbo
Rainbow Mother, Paintings by Woody Crumbo Eagle Dancer (titled on metal plaque on frame), Paintings by Woody Crumbo
Similar Items
Woody Crumbo Woody Crumbo