Bison en Masse

Anthony Chee Emerson

Bison en Masse, Paintings by Anthony Chee Emerson
  • Emerson painting
  • Navajo painting
Savvy Price $1,500.00
Gallery Price $1,800.00
Title
Bison en Masse
Artist
Anthony Chee Emerson
Medium
Dark brown and white watercolor on hand-made paper
Paper size
28" height X 36" width
Frame
Float mounted, Plexiglas, blond wood molding
Frame size
36" height X 44 1/4" width
Signed
"Anthony Chee Emerson 03" at viewer's lower right in graphite
Date of creation
2003
Condition
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance
From the famed Albion Fenderson collection
About The Bison en Masse

Each of 42 bison (six rows of 7) contain an entirely different scene or design meticulously painted by Emerson.

About Anthony Chee Emerson
Anthony Chee Emerson was born in Los Angeles in 1963 after his family was relocated from the Navajo Nation. He was exposed to native ways attending inter-tribal pow-wows with his family. When he was nine-years-old. his family returned to the reservation. As is common in remote areas of the reservation, he was sent to a boarding school in Gallup, New Mexico. 

His love of art spurred him to study at San Juan Community College and at the University of New Mexico. Emerson maintains a dual career as a fine artist and a commercial painter. Currently living in the Four Corners area, he and his wife, Michelle, own and operate Emerson Gallery in Farmington, New Mexico. featuring his own artwork as well as that of his talented family and other Navajo artists. In 2001. they started "Nava Java" a coffee shop that offers the best coffee and espresso in town. 

In addition, Anthony Chee Emerson has illustrated several books relating to Navajo culture and posters for the New Mexico State Libraries and the all-native Totah Arts Festival in Farmington. Emerson exhibits at the Indian Market in Santa Fe and other Indian art shows.
Cultures

American Indian, Navajo

Medium

Paintings

Subject

Animals

Keywords

Anthony Chee Emerson, Emerson painting, Navajo painting