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Ralph "Gus" Kniffin

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Brown-eyed figure is depicted wearing a buffalo mask without opening for nose or mouth. Chevron-shaped bars below figure's neck suggest breast-plate attired.  Figure is black with long white hair.

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Brown-eyed figure is depicted wearing a buffalo mask without opening for nose or mouth. Chevron-shaped bars below figure's neck suggest breast-plate attired.  Figure is black with long white hair.

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 Ink and colored pencil
Image size 27 3/4" height X 14 3/4" width
Frame Archival mat board, regular glass, metal sectional molding
Frame size 36 1/4" height X 24 1/4" width
Signed "Ralph Gus Kniffin 6-9-74" at viewer's lower left in ink in image
Date of creation 1974
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed.
Provenance From the famed Albion Fenderson collection APF
Other Works by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
Medicine Maiden, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin Nature Surrounds Her, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
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