Clouds Over Monument Valley

David Chethlahe Paladin

Clouds Over Monument Valley, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
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Savvy Price $325.00
Gallery Price $385.00
Title
Clouds Over Monument Valley
Artist
David Chethlahe Paladin
Medium
Acrylic wash on board
Sight size
11 1/2" height X 8 1/2" width
Frame
Ready-made wood frame
Frame size
16 1/2" height X 13 5/8" width
Signed
"Chethlahe" at viewer's lower left corner
Date of creation
Circa 1980
Condition
Excellent, as appeared framed
Provenance
CC
About The Clouds Over Monument Valley

Typewritten on verso

"The Yei spirit in this painting
(done in acrylic wash" symbolizes
the male wind or force bringing
the male seed clouds to the female
rain-ladened clouds, since until
the male wind blows upon them, they
do not rain upon the earth.  Navajo
culture."

About David Chethlahe Paladin

(1926-1984) Painting the Dream: the Visionary Art of Navajo Painter David Chethlahe Paladin was published in 1992 by the artist's widow, Lynda Paladin. This artist credited Marc Chagall, Mark Tobey and Morris Graves as influencing his approach to painting as well as how he treated his subject matter.

The Huichol Indians' work also impacted the appearance of his art. For 2 1/2 years Paladin was a prisoner of war, released finally at Dachau in a near coma state.

In 1975 Newsweek cited him as the nation's "leading Navajo modern artist". The Santa Fean magazine named him Artist of the Year in 1981.

Major exhibitions of his work have taken place at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth (1966), at the Heard Museum (1967, 1975), at the William Penn Memorial Museum in Pittsburgh (1969), at the Albuquerque Museum (1975, 1985), at the American Indian Art Center in New York (1975), at the Navajo Tribal Museum in Window Rock, Arizona (1984), at the San Diego Museum of Man (1985) and at the Museum of Art at the University of Arizona in Tucson (1988).

Other Works By David Chethlahe Paladin:
  • Dreams of Beginning, Prints by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Fire of Creation, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Abstract Mask, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Cave Wall Guardians, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Sacred Sun, Sacred Moon, Prints by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Monster Slayer, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Untitled  Cave Wall Paintings, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Celebratory Night Scene, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Kokopelli Fugue, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • Cave Wall Painting Ancient, Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • The First World  , Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
  • First World (vertical), Paintings by David Chethlahe Paladin
Cultures

American Indian, Navajo

Medium

Paintings

Subject

American Indians, Landscapes

Keywords

David Paladin, Paladin Chethlahe, Chethlahe painting