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Ralph "Gus" Kniffin

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.

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About the Artist

(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.

Medium Ink and colored pencil on paper
Image size 10 1/2" height X 7 1/2" width
Frame Archival window mat, black finished lip, regular glass and mahogany wood molding
Frame size 19 1/4" height X 16 1/4" width
Signed "Ralph 'Gus' Kniffin 12-80" at viewer's lower left in ink
Date of creation 1980
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance AP Fenderson collection
Other Works by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
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