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Sunface Dancer

Gilbert Atencio

About The Sunface Dancer

Gilbert Atencio as well as Joe Herrera had two (2) distinct styles of painting.  Each started with a more traditional approach, often referred to as the Dorothy Dunn style.  Later each embraced a more contemporary approach, incorporating abstraction with respect to their background treatments and to some degree their figurative elements. 

Many collectors prefer to include an example of both styles in their collections.  Typically the artists' contemporary paintings are priced higher than each artist's earlier work. 

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Gallery Price $4,800.00

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Gilbert Atencio as well as Joe Herrera had two (2) distinct styles of painting.  Each started with a more traditional approach, often referred to as the Dorothy Dunn style.  Later each embraced a more contemporary approach, incorporating abstraction with respect to their background treatments and to some degree their figurative elements. 

Many collectors prefer to include an example of both styles in their collections.  Typically the artists' contemporary paintings are priced higher than each artist's earlier work. 

About the Artist

(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.

Medium Watercolor on paper
Sight size 21 1/4" height X 14 1/4" width
Frame Two non-archival window mats, regular glass, dark wood molding with antiqued gold sight edge.
Frame size 28 3/4" height X 21 3/4" width
Signed "Gilbert Atencio" at viewer's lower left
Date of creation Circa 1970
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance Bo Ba
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