Dancer Facing Viewer's Left

Adee Dodge

Dancer Facing Viewer's Left, Paintings by Adee Dodge
  • Dodge painting
  • Navajo painting
Savvy Price $325.00
Gallery Price $450.00
Dancer Facing Viewer's Left
Adee Dodge
Gouache (opaque watercolor) on grey matboard
Sight size
12" height X 8 3/4" width
Single mat board, non-glare glass, distressed and white washed wood molding
Frame size
18" height X 15" width
"Adee '63" at viewer's lower right beneath symbol
Date of creation
Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
About The Dancer Facing Viewer's Left

Dodge's stylized treatment of the dancer's body and corresponding costume is rhythmic and curvilinear.

About Adee Dodge

Adolph Bitanny Dodge was born in 1911 at Wheatfield, Arizona in the Navajo Nation in northeastern Arizona. He was the grandson of Henry Chee Dodge who was the last head chief of the Navajo Nation, and their first elected Tribal Chairman. While at Bacone Junior College Dodge was given the nickname "Adee" in respect to his initials, by his teachers.

He went on to earn a B.A. from the University of New Mexico in 1935, followed by an M.A. and a Juris Doctorate from Columbia University in 1935 and 1945. Dodge served in the U. S. Army during WWII, as a Navajo Code Talker.

Dodge began to paint actively in 1954, primarily in casein. He was commissioned to paint a mural at the Arizona State University Administration Building. Adee Dodge’s work has been exhibited at the Arizona State Museum, the Heard Museum, the Intertribal Indian Ceremonial and the Peabody Museum.  (1911-1992)

Other Works By Adee Dodge:
  • Dancer Facing Right, Right Leg Elevated, Paintings by Adee Dodge

American Indian, Navajo




American Indians, Dance


Adee Dodge, Dodge painting, Navajo painting