Waiting for Land Assignments . . . 1900

Valjean Hessing

Waiting for Land Assignments . . . 1900, Paintings by Valjean Hessing
Savvy Price $2,500.00
Gallery Price $3,500.00
Title
Waiting for Land Assignments . . . 1900
Artist
Valjean Hessing
Medium
Tempera on Crescent board
Sight size
13" height X 24 1/2" width
Frame
Single archival window mat, UV filtering glass, distressed wood molding (custom)
Frame size
21" height X 33" width
Signed
"Valjean Hessing '71" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
1971
Condition
Good to fair, due to dark stains mainly around perimeter, also above heads on figures, likely due to artist's mishandling prior to it leaving her studio.
Provenance
RF-21
About The Waiting for Land Assignments . . . 1900

Titled on verso 

Had this painting been free of intermittent stains, its gallery would have approximated $5,500.00.

About Valjean Hessing
(1934-2006) Hessing depicted the legends and lore of her ancestors. 

She has been honored by the Philbrook Art Center, received more than 75 major awards and is included in Who's Who in American Art: the Encyclopedia of the American Indian, American Indian Painters. Patricia Broder's Earth Songs, Moon Drawings: Paintings by American Indian Women illustrates a painting called Choctaw Removal that chronicled the reality of the forced removal of the Choctaw People to Indian Territory, referenced as the Trail of Tears. 

Hessing translated old Indian legends into traditional art in a linear style. She was extremely deliberate and took as long as three weeks to complete a painting. Her work combines spirituality, simplicity and harmony with nature. The Institute of American Indian Art presented an exhibition of Valjean's paintings opening on February 1, 2008 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Other Works By Valjean Hessing:
  • Buffalo Hunt, Drawings by Valjean Hessing
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American Indian, Women Artists

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