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Surrealistic Eyes

Ralph "Gus" Kniffin

About The Surrealistic Eyes

This highly gifted man was painstaking in his application of each stroke made in every example of his work.

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This highly gifted man was painstaking in his application of each stroke made in every example of his work.

About the Artist

(Born 1946-2013) Apache/ Shoshone American Indian) A member of the San Carlos tribe, Kniffin was a painter who studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and specifically with Allan Houser, Charles Loloma and Fritz Scholder.

Kniffin won first place, a special award and two honorable mentions for his pen and ink drawings at the annual Scottsdale National in 1976.  He also won first prize and honorable mention at the Heard Annual Art Show in Phoenix (1976).  Kniffin was represented in Phoenix, Arizona by Gallery Three.  

He has been cited in Who's Who in American Art.

Medium Black ink and Prismacolor pencils
Sight size 11 1/2" height X 9 1/4" width
Image size 8" height X 5 1/2" width
Frame 100% rag window mat, regular glass, copper-colored metal sectional molding
Frame size 18 1/4" height X 16 1/4" width
Signed "Ralph 'Gus' Kniffin 12 1890" at viewer's lower left
Date of creation 1978
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance Ti Fer
Other Works by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
Medicine Maiden, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin The Constant Companion, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin Flight, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin Forever, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin Nature Surrounds Her, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin