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Ralph "Gus" Kniffin

About Ralph "Gus" Kniffin

(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.

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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 Prisma colored pencils on paper
Frame Archival mat boards, regular glass, black metal sectional molding
Frame size 25" height X 21 1/4" width
Signed "Ralph 'Gus' Kniffin 4 8 77" at viewer's lower right
Date of creation 1977
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance From the Albion and Lynne Fenderson collection
Other Works by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin
Forever, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin Nature Surrounds Her, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin They Saw Man for the First Time, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin Untitled  Strident Song, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin They're Still Running, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin Woman Wearing Neckbands, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin Second Time, Drawings by Ralph "Gus" Kniffin