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Paiute

Phillips Sanderson

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Titled on verso on paper label, naming the artist as well.

This enigmatic figure wearing a loin cloth and moccasins, grasps a foreshortened bow in his right hand while standing on the edge of a rocky cliff.  We are left to wonder at what or who he is surveying.

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Gallery Price $450.00

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Titled on verso on paper label, naming the artist as well.

This enigmatic figure wearing a loin cloth and moccasins, grasps a foreshortened bow in his right hand while standing on the edge of a rocky cliff.  We are left to wonder at what or who he is surveying.

About the Artist (1908-1987)  An American painter and sculptor who was born in Bowling Green, Missouri.  A student at the Art Institute of Chicago, Sanderson moved to Bisbee, Arizona for his health in 1932, working as an illustrator and a sign painter.  

His first commission was the Miner's Monument at the Cochise County Courthouse in Bisbee, as well as some reliefs in the courthouse interior.  Five years later he moved to Phoenix to teach at the Phoenix Art Center, thanks to the Works Progress Administration.  Additional commissions emanated from the United States Maritime.  Sanderson later worked as an illustrator and model maker for the Goodyear Aircraft Corporation, followed by a stint designing furniture. 

From 1947 to 1954 he taught at Arizona State College, after which he served as an illustrator for Motorola (1957-1958) and later a model marker for the Arizona Highway Department (1962-1965).  In 1973 a retrospective exhibition was staged of Sanderson's work at Arizona State University.

Sanderson's work was characterized as modern, often derived from the landscape and sculpture of the American Southwest. largely taken from Wikipedia
Medium Pastel on greenish paper board
Sight size 9 1/4" height X 16" width
Frame Two PH balanced mat boards, regular glass, wood molding. Custom framed by Pat O'Brien's frame shop.
Frame size 17 1/8" height X 23 1/8" width
Signed No, but artist's identity is named on label affixed to dust cover on frame, along with title of each drawing
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance Da Jo
Other Works by Phillips Sanderson
Pioneering Our West, Drawings by Phillips Sanderson Four Panel Drawings, Drawings by Phillips Sanderson Stars and Planets, Sculpture by Phillips Sanderson Indian Figure, Sculpture by Phillips Sanderson
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