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The Chief Going to Fiesta

Awa Tsireh

About The Chief Going to Fiesta

Nicely the artist titled his painting on its reverse.  It is preferred to know the artist's preference for titles.

Recommend UV blocking glass for this painting's future health.

Savvy Price $3,100.00

Gallery Price $3,600.00

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Nicely the artist titled his painting on its reverse.  It is preferred to know the artist's preference for titles.

Recommend UV blocking glass for this painting's future health.

About the Artist

Alfonso Roybal (1898-1955, San Ildefonso pueblo), better known as Awa Tsireh, was born and raised at San Ildefonso pueblo in New Mexico.

Awa Tsireh was a farmer, painter, pottery painter and a silversmith. He was employed by the School of American Research in Santa Fe to depict his people’s customs and traditions, along with Fred Kabotie and Velino Shije Herrera.

His work is in major collections including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the School of American Research in Santa Fe, the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Museum of Northern Arizona. Awa Tsireh has been featured in Arizona Highways, Southwest Art and Southwestern Art. Awa Tsireh is cited in Song from the Earth by Highwater, Southwest Indian Painting by Tanner, American Indian Painting by Dunn, the Pueblo Indian Painting by Brody, When the Rainbow Touches Down by Seymour, American Indian Painters A Biographical Directory by Snodgrass, and the Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters by Lester.

Awa Tsireh's work is included in the exhibit "Beautiful Resistance: Works on Paper from the Heard Museum Collection" May 22 - December, 2005.

Medium Watercolor and black ink on paper
Sight size 8 1/2" height X 10 1/2" width
Frame Two Alpha mat boards, regular glass, black finished wood molding (custom)
Frame size 13 3/4" height X 15 3/4" width
Signed "Awatsireh" at viewer's lower right corner
Condition Good, in the background there are small dark stains. See last photos
Provenance S T, a collector of American Indian paintings living in Tennessee