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Untitled Two Figures

Awa Tsireh

About Awa Tsireh

Alfonso Roybal (1898-1955, San Ildefonso pueblo), better known as Awa Tsireh, was born and raised at San Ildefonso pueblo in New Mexico.

Awa Tsireh was a farmer, painter, pottery painter and a silversmith. He was employed by the School of American Research in Santa Fe to depict his people’s customs and traditions, along with Fred Kabotie and Velino Shije Herrera.

His work is in major collections including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the School of American Research in Santa Fe, the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Museum of Northern Arizona. Awa Tsireh has been featured in Arizona Highways, Southwest Art and Southwestern Art. Awa Tsireh is cited in Song from the Earth by Highwater, Southwest Indian Painting by Tanner, American Indian Painting by Dunn, the Pueblo Indian Painting by Brody, When the Rainbow Touches Down by Seymour, American Indian Painters A Biographical Directory by Snodgrass, and the Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters by Lester.

Awa Tsireh's work is included in the exhibit "Beautiful Resistance: Works on Paper from the Heard Museum Collection" May 22 - December, 2005.

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About the Artist

Alfonso Roybal (1898-1955, San Ildefonso pueblo), better known as Awa Tsireh, was born and raised at San Ildefonso pueblo in New Mexico.

Awa Tsireh was a farmer, painter, pottery painter and a silversmith. He was employed by the School of American Research in Santa Fe to depict his people’s customs and traditions, along with Fred Kabotie and Velino Shije Herrera.

His work is in major collections including at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the School of American Research in Santa Fe, the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Museum of Northern Arizona. Awa Tsireh has been featured in Arizona Highways, Southwest Art and Southwestern Art. Awa Tsireh is cited in Song from the Earth by Highwater, Southwest Indian Painting by Tanner, American Indian Painting by Dunn, the Pueblo Indian Painting by Brody, When the Rainbow Touches Down by Seymour, American Indian Painters A Biographical Directory by Snodgrass, and the Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters by Lester.

Awa Tsireh's work is included in the exhibit "Beautiful Resistance: Works on Paper from the Heard Museum Collection" May 22 - December, 2005.

Medium Graphite and water-based pigment on off white paper
Sight size 9 1/2" height X 8 1/2" width
Frame Single non-archival mat board, regular glass, chrome sectional metal molding
Frame size 17 1/4" height X 15 1/4" width
Signed "Awa Tsireh" at viewer's lower right in graphite
Date of creation Prior to 1955
Condition Good to fair, not excellent due to perimeter mat burns and crease at lower center 2" in length as well as light staining
Provenance Originally from Patricia Broder's collection, author of many books on American Indian artists, RF