Lunge was best at capturing the atmospheric conditions present during these Hopi ceremonies.
|About the Artist||
(1905-1993) A self-stylized impressionist whose watercolors create a portrayal of the American Southwest, Jeffrey Lungé's work was exhibited at the Arizona Bank Galleria, Palm Springs Desert Museum and at the Sedona Arts Center.
Although born in London, Lungé painted the Western scene for thirty five years. He worked from memory and from drawings made outdoors while on site. His watercolors recall Native American lifestyle before their use of electricity and pickup trucks. His paintings were usually bright against flying clouds and a windswept changing land. He completed an average of forty five paintings a year. By 1985 the artist's eyesight was compromised to the degree, he could no longer paint.
Jeffrey Lunge Vision of the Southwest by Kelley Hays-Gilpin and Dennis Gilpin (2011) was recently published in a softbound format.
|Medium||Watercolor on paper|
|Sight size||23" height X 39" width|
|Frame||Gold finished contact mat, hand-wrapped linen liner, regular glass, rustic wood molding with gold sight edge|
|Frame size||35" height X 50" width|
|Signed||"Jeffrey Lunge" at viewer's lower left|
|Date of creation||Circa 1980|
|Condition||Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed|