Three Riders, Navajo, on Horseback

Eugene Holgate

Three Riders, Navajo, on Horseback, Paintings by Eugene Holgate
  • Holgate painting
  • Navajo painting
Item Purchased
Savvy Price $650.00
Gallery Price $785.00
Three Riders, Navajo, on Horseback
Eugene Holgate
Watercolor on paper
Sight size
13 1/2" height X 19" width
Two non-archival window mats, regular glass, rustic wood molding
Frame size
20" height X 26" width
"E. Holgate "Navaho"" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
Circa 1985
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Bi He
About The Three Riders, Navajo, on Horseback

Holgate's control of his water-based paint shifts from transparent etheral treatment in the sky above the riders to a lyrical opaque depiction of the three horses in this scene. Vegetation appears static, in stark contrast to the horses' forward movement.

About Eugene Holgate

Eugene Holgate Jr. was born in 1938 in Utah and died in 2001. He received his education on the Navajo Nation and at Phoenix Indian School in Phoenix, Arizona.

A painter and a jeweler, his primary mediums have been watercolor, gouache, silver and gemstones. He won awards at the Arizona State Fair, the Navajo Tribal Fair, the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Holgate is cited in Southwest Indian Painting by Clara Lee Tanner and The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters by Patrick D. Lester.

Other Works By Eugene Holgate:
  • One More Night, Before Getting Home, Paintings by Eugene Holgate

American Indian, Navajo




American Indians, Horses


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