The Archer

Quincy Tahoma

The Archer, Paintings by Quincy Tahoma
  • Tahoma painting
Item Purchased
Marked Down $1,200.00
Gallery Price $2,500.00
Title
The Archer
Artist
Quincy Tahoma
Medium
Gouache (opaque water-based paint) on paper board
Sight size
13 1/2" height X 8 1/2" width
Frame
Single paper mat, regular glass and wood molding
Frame size
23 1/8" height X 18 5/8" width
Signed
"Tahoma '44" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
1944
Condition
Fair, as there are 1/4" water stains on several areas: along viewer's left side below archer's elbow and near his hair flying in front of his face and there is a stray diagonal red line through archer's thigh. See last photographs.
Provenance
NSa
About The The Archer
About Quincy Tahoma

(1917-1956) This Navajo painter was born in Tuba City, Arizona.  He was educated at The Studio, a division of the Santa Fe Indian School from 1936 to 1940.

Tahoma worked as a shepherd, a muralist, a Hollywood painter and a poster maker.

His early artwork reflected his life as a shepherd, depicting pastoral images and scenes, such as sheep, Navajos on horseback and mothers tending to children. His paintings demonstrated his ability to depict movement and action. Tahoma began focusing on movement as a theme in the mid 1940's, creating paintings of buffaloes and beasts. He took every opportunity to depict bloody scenes in his early works. Later paintings were not action oriented. Instead they emphasized the peaceful Navajo people in genre scenarios.

In 1939 Tahoma exhibited at the Art Gallery of the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe and was touted as a promising new artist. His work was exhibited at the Museum of New Mexico in 1949, the Oklahoma Museum of Art in 1978, the Koogler McNay Art Museum in Texas in 1990 and the Heard Museum in Phoenix in 1996.

Cultures

American Indian, Navajo

Medium

Paintings

Subject

American Indians, Damage Corner

Keywords

Quincy Tahoma, Tahoma painting