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Navajo Man Draped in a Blanket

Clifford Beck

About The Navajo Man Draped in a Blanket

Beck is known for his superior draughtmanship.  His portraits demonstrate immense compassion for his sitters.

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Beck is known for his superior draughtmanship.  His portraits demonstrate immense compassion for his sitters.

About the Artist

(1946-1995) Clifford Beck, Jr. was born in 1946 at Keams Canyon, on the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona. His mother is a weaver and his father served on the Navajo Nation council for over twenty years. Beck attended high school in Flagstaff. Awarded a four-year Navajo Tribe Scholarship, he earned a BFA from the California College of Arts in 1968. Returning to Arizona, he studied for a year at Northern Arizona University.

Beck taught at Navajo Community College (now Dine College) and was the art department director at Many Farms High School, both located on the Navajo Nation. Beck began devoting himself full-time to fine art in 1979. Working primarily in oil and pastel, he is known for his detailed figures and portraits of Native Americans, which emerge from loosely rendered backgrounds.

His work has been exhibited at the Smithsonian Institution, the Heard Museum, the Museum of Northern Arizona, the Santa Fe Indian Market, just to name a few. His work has been featured in Southwest Art magazine, American Indian Art magazine and The Indian Trader. Clifford Beck, Jr. died in 1995 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

Medium Pastel on paper
Sight size 25" height X 19" width
Frame Single Alpha mat board, regular glass, dark metal sectional molding
Frame size 32" height X 26 1/8" width
Signed "C. Beck 82 ©" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation 1982
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance KA
Other Works by Clifford Beck
Deliberate Dancer in Profile, Drawings by Clifford Beck
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