Gathering Kindling with A Friend

Gilbert Atencio

Gathering Kindling with A Friend, Paintings by Gilbert Atencio
  • Atencio painting
Savvy Price $2,100.00
Gallery Price $2,500.00
Gathering Kindling with A Friend
Gilbert Atencio
Gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper
Sight size
9 1/2" height X 8 1/2" width
Two archival window mat boards, UV filtering glass, custom wood molding
Frame size
17 1/2" height X 16 1/2" width
"Gilbert-Atencio" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation
Circa 1955-1960
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
About The Gathering Kindling with A Friend

A bundle of wood tied to his back, a water canteen on a strap over his shoulder and a spotted dog by his side, this man has successfully gathered a full load.  His hand-formed cane is enhanced with greens tied to it.  His head is shielded from the sun with additional greenery.  His knife is tucked beneath the rope wrapped around the kindling.

About Gilbert Atencio

(1930-1995) Gilbert Atencio was born in Colorado and raised at San Ildefonso pueblo in New Mexico, before going to high school in Santa Fe. He is a nephew of the renowned potter, Maria Martinez. In addition to being a painter, Atencio also applied his abilities to being a medical and technical illustrator.

His work is in major collections including at the Heard Museum in Phoenix, the School of American Research in Santa Fe, the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Institute of American Indian Art and the Museum of Northern Arizona.

Gilbert Atencio is cited in Southwest Indian Painting by Tanner, American Indian Painting by Dunn, Pueblo Indian Painting by Brody, Biographical Directory of American Indian Painters by Lester, 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.

Other Works By Gilbert Atencio:
  • Mother and Child Facing Yellow Butterfly, Paintings by Gilbert Atencio
  • Sunface Dancer, Paintings by Gilbert Atencio

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