Kniffin's flawless line work speaks to his infinite patience and control over his medium.
|About the Artist||
(Born 1946-2013) Apache/ Shoshone American Indian) A member of the San Carlos tribe, Kniffin was a painter who studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and specifically with Allan Houser, Charles Loloma and Fritz Scholder.
Kniffin won first place, a special award and two honorable mentions for his pen and ink drawings at the annual Scottsdale National in 1976. He also won first prize and honorable mention at the Heard Annual Art Show in Phoenix (1976). Kniffin was represented in Phoenix, Arizona by Gallery Three.
He had been cited in Who's Who in American Art.
|Medium||Black ink and Prismacolor pencils|
|Sight size||12" height X 23" width|
|Frame||Two archival window mats, regular glass, black textured metal sectional molding|
|Frame size||21 1/4" height X 32" width|
|Signed||"Ralph 'Gus" Kniffin 5 12 77" at viewer's lower right|
|Date of creation||1977|
|Condition||Excellent to good, due to two dark specks in background at viewer's left|
|Provenance||AP Fenderson collection|