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Percy (Kai Sa) Sandy

About Percy (Kai Sa) Sandy

(1918-1974, Zuni)  Percy Tsisete Sandy was born in 1918 at Zuni Pueblo in northern New Mexico. He was educated at the Santa Fe Indian School and at the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California. He married a young woman from Taos and went to live at her pueblo.

Percy Sandy, who used his traditional name Kai Sa (Red Moon) in signing his work, experimented with a variety of styles, mediums and subjects, but he preferred to work in watercolor in a representational manner. Also known as a muralist, his best known mural is at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.

Kai Sa’s work can be seen in the collections at the Gilcrease Institute and the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Northern Arizona; the Museum of New Mexico; and the United Pueblo Agency, New Mexico.

Savvy Price $500.00

Gallery Price $700.00

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About the Artist

(1918-1974, Zuni)  Percy Tsisete Sandy was born in 1918 at Zuni Pueblo in northern New Mexico. He was educated at the Santa Fe Indian School and at the Sherman Indian School in Riverside, California. He married a young woman from Taos and went to live at her pueblo.

Percy Sandy, who used his traditional name Kai Sa (Red Moon) in signing his work, experimented with a variety of styles, mediums and subjects, but he preferred to work in watercolor in a representational manner. Also known as a muralist, his best known mural is at the La Fonda Hotel in Santa Fe.

Kai Sa’s work can be seen in the collections at the Gilcrease Institute and the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma; the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona; the Indian Arts and Crafts Board, Washington, D.C.; the Museum of Northern Arizona; the Museum of New Mexico; and the United Pueblo Agency, New Mexico.

Medium Gouache (opaque water-based paint) on paper board
Sight size 12 3/4" height X 10" width
Frame size 20" height X 17 1/4" width
Signed "Kai Sa" at viewer's lower right
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance JMB, acquired from the Museum of Northern Arizona
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