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Indian Still Life Below Apache Gan Dancers in Silhouette

Fred Cleveland

About The Indian Still Life Below Apache Gan Dancers in Silhouette

Traditional crafts are juxtaposed below two traditional dancers.

Navajo wedding basket, Navajo concho belt, Hopi embroidered sash, polished blackware pueblo pottery jar

Two Apache gan dancers appear in silhouette against a sky so vibrant it brings to mind wildfires taking place in drought-ridden California.

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Traditional crafts are juxtaposed below two traditional dancers.

Navajo wedding basket, Navajo concho belt, Hopi embroidered sash, polished blackware pueblo pottery jar

Two Apache gan dancers appear in silhouette against a sky so vibrant it brings to mind wildfires taking place in drought-ridden California.

About the Artist

(Born 1943) His Navajo name is Kayannii Nez Begay.

Fred Cleveland's paintings have been exhibited in such shows as the Heard Museum Guild Indian Fair and Market, during which he won a prize in 1971, Intertribal Indian Ceremonials, Gallup, New Mexico, during which he won a prize in 1979 and the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

From 1980-1984 he reportedly made posters for Bien Mur in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  In 1991 he was working on illustrations for The Last Herd and was also illustrating Lon Cueva's Apache Folkfore.  

His work can be found in the collection of the Heritage Center Inc. Collection as well as at the Red Cloud Indian School in Pine Ridge, South Dakota.

Medium Oil on canvas-wrapped board
Frame size 43 1/2" height X 31" width
Signed "Cleveland" at viewer's lower left
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed
Provenance T Peter
Board size 36" height X 24" width
Other Works by Fred Cleveland
Untitled (Two Kachinas Dancing Over Plumed Serpent), Paintings by Fred Cleveland
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