Forever

Ralph "Gus" Kniffin

Forever, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
  • Kniffin drawing
  • Apache drawing
Marked Down $1,200.00
Gallery Price $2,200.00
Title
Forever
Artist
Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
Medium
Black ink and colored pencil on paper
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
About The Forever

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 Ralph "Gus" Kniffin

(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.

Other Works By Ralph "Gus" Kniffin:
  • Nature Surrounds Her, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
  • They Saw Man for the First Time, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
  • Untitled  Strident Song, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
  • They're Still Running, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
  • Woman Wearing Neckbands, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
Cultures

American Indian

Medium

Drawings

Subject

American Indians

Keywords

Gus Kniffin, Kniffin drawing, Apache drawing