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Nitza

Jon Lightfoot

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This woman's face is serene, presenting the countenance of a strong matriarch.

The elegant designs behind her reference Navajo weaving patterns in non-traditional colors.

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This woman's face is serene, presenting the countenance of a strong matriarch.

The elegant designs behind her reference Navajo weaving patterns in non-traditional colors.

About the Artist

Jon Lightfoot was born in 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri. to a Cherokee father and a Swedish mother.

He attended grade school on the Cherokee reservation in Oklahoma and high school in Tucson, Arizona. He later moved to New York, where he pursued his primary interest, theater and commercial art. He studied under modernist painter Lowell Nesbitt for three years, then traveled to Italy and began painting figures.

Lightfoot returned to Tucson in 1971 and by 1974 he was devoting all of his time to painting, developing a personal style of painting which incorporated realistic Native American faces with abstracted backdrops and blanket designs. Jon Lightfoot has been featured in Art of the West and Southwest Art magazines.

Medium Oil on linen
Canvas size 40" height X 30" width
Frame Copper colored metal sectional molding, hand-wrapped fabric-wrapped liner
Frame size 46 1/4" height x 36 1/4" width
Signed "Lightfoot" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation Circa 1985
Condition Good, as there are hairline cracks along lower register and less noticeably in sitter's face.
Provenance DM
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