Corn Maiden

Duane Dishta

Corn Maiden, Paintings by Duane Dishta
Savvy Price $2,500.00
Gallery Price $3,200.00
Title
Corn Maiden
Artist
Duane Dishta
Medium
Acrylic on canvas
Canvas size
24" height X 12" width
Frame
Linen liner, distressed grey wood molding
Frame size
28" height X 16 1/8" width
Signed
"Duane Dishta '89" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
1989
Condition
Excellent, as appeared framed
Provenance
M Fo
About The Corn Maiden

The two vigas depicted in Dishta's painting are three dimensional, lending welcome texture to this beautifully executed expression.

About Duane Dishta

Duane Dishta was born in 1946 at Zuni Pueblo in northern New Mexico. His father is Zuni and his mother is Zuni/Hopi. Influenced by the paintings of Hopi painters, Raymond Naha & Neil David, Dishta’s work reflects Zuni and Hopi life, particularly as it relates to ceremonies.

Dishta painted 139 figures to illustrate Barton Wright's book Kachinas of the Zuni. His work was also featured in Zuni, the Art and the People, Vol 2.

Due to the popularity of Native American jewelry during the 1970s, Dishta began creating the silver and turquoise jewelry for which his pueblo is so renowned. He returned to painting full time in the 1980s. His work has been exhibited at the Heard Museum, the Santa Fe Indian Market, the Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial and the Southwest Museum at Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) West.

Cultures

American Indian, Zuni

Medium

Paintings

Subject

American Indians

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