Buffalo Dancer Below Buffalo Cloud Formation

Rafael Medina

Buffalo Dancer Below Buffalo Cloud Formation, Paintings by Rafael Medina
  • Medina painting
  • Buffalo Dancer painting
Savvy Price $2,100.00
Gallery Price $2,600.00
Buffalo Dancer Below Buffalo Cloud Formation
Rafael Medina
Watercolor and gouache on buff colored paper
Sight size
23" height X 18" width
Frame size
33" height X 26" width
"Rafael '71 Medina" at viewer's lower right corner
Date of creation
Fair to good, two small abrasions along top edge of the buff paper. Paint is abraded along turquoise-colored line measuring 1/8" along left side. There is a 1/2" abrasion at inside of figure's right thigh.
From the Lovena Ohl Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona in 1995. Consigned by the California collector AF
About The Buffalo Dancer Below Buffalo Cloud Formation

Medina's depiction of human figures is virtually unmatched although his treatment of the stylized cloud formation as well as the pots balanced on narrow posts demonstrates his fine sense of design as well.

About Rafael Medina

(Born 1929- deceased 1990's) Medina's Indian name was Teeyacheena. He was from Zia pueblo. Medina had an illustrative style of his own in showing dances where poles, which preceded drums, furnished the rhythm for the dances.

Medina attended the Albuquerque Indian School and the Santa Fe Indian School. Medina was a student of Velina Herrera, Jose Rey Toledo and Geronima Montoya. He had been given the Philbrook Award and his works are included in such collections as the Philbrook Art Center, the De Young Gallery, the Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Gallery in Portland and the Heard Museum in Phoenix.

His art was reviewed in Patricia Broder's book American Indian Painting and Sculpture on pages 28-29.

Other Works By Rafael Medina:
  • Buffalo Dancers, Paintings by Rafael Medina

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