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The Doll Maker (Koyemsi Mudhead)

N.D. Shirley

About The Doll Maker (Koyemsi Mudhead)

Orange tabby cat spies mouse, while mudhead figure is applying paint to his creationseated on a tree stump.

Shirley gives us a visual taste of his humorous depiction of day to day life on the rez.  His drawings are simultanously sparse and rich in content.

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Gallery Price $400.00

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Orange tabby cat spies mouse, while mudhead figure is applying paint to his creationseated on a tree stump.

Shirley gives us a visual taste of his humorous depiction of day to day life on the rez.  His drawings are simultanously sparse and rich in content.

About the Artist

(Born 1938, deceased 2005 Navajo) Nelson Dodge Shirley (Hashkay-ha-nah), a designer, illustrator, draftsman and painter chose to work in gouache, watercolor, pastel, graphite and charcoal. Frequently Shirley's compositions have a humorous edge.  Shirley's father was a recognized professional artist as well, Charles Keetsie Shirley.

Medium Watercolor and ink on paper
Sight size 7 5/8" height X 5 5/8" width
Frame Paper mat board, regular glass, black finished molding. Frame's molding needs attention.
Frame size 14 1/2" height X 12 1/2" width
Signed "N.D. Shirley 1990" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation 1990
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance SF
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