|About the Artist||"Thomas Vigil (1889-1960) whose Indian name Pan Yo Pin translates to Summer Mountain, was born at Tesuque Pueblo and was among few artists painting there as early as 1914, as witnessed by Santa Fe artist Olive Rush during a trip to Tesuque Pueblo that year.
His works of art follow the early tradition of two-dimensional construction with no background or reference plane. His works generally are primitive in style but show much contrast in color value.
He was represented in an exhibition in New York in 1927 at what is now the Riverside Museum where "the paintings made a tremendous impression upon the Eastern public, and their spontaneity of conception and real beauty of color, and design, has been praised in the Eastern press." (Forum)
He was also represented in the Exposition of Indian Tribal Arts in New York in 1931. The exposition garnered high praise from art critics such as the New York Times and others." taken from AskArt.com submitted by Adobe Gallery in Santa Fe, NM
|Medium||Gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper|
|Sight size||10" height X 18" width|
|Frame||Single non-archival mat board, regular glass, shabby wood molding|
|Frame size||17 1/2" height X 25 1/2" width|
|Signed||"Pan Yo Pin" at viewer's lower left|
|Date of creation||Pre 1960|
|Condition||Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed|