ANTIQUE NEW MEXICO NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PAINTING by ALBERT LOOKING ELK. This is an antique New Mexico oil painting of a Native American Indian housing signed by Albert Looking Elk. The painting is an oil on board and measures 11.75 x 9.75 inches, the frame measures 13.5 x 11.5 inches. It is in superb original untouched condition and signed in the lower right corner. According to ASK ART he first reluctantly posed for Irving Couse, a founding member of the Taos Society of Artists (TSA), Martinez went on to make a career modeling for artists.
Later, his wife and children would also work as artist models. Looking Elk took his first and only art lessons from Oscar Berninghaus, another TSA founder. By 1917, if not earlier, Berninghaus set up Looking Elk with his first basic painting equipment including oils, easel, brushes, and canvas. He also received attention from the Taos Valley News in the July 16, 1918 edition: Taos has a native artist... Albert Martinez of the Pueblo...
He has painted a number of pictures of merit, several of which he has been able to sell at a fair price. Looking Elk received more recognition than the other artists of that time, occasionally showing his paintings between 1923 and 1930 at the Museum of Fine Arts in Santa Fe, winning a special art award during his first group. Perhaps he earned this recognition because he sometimes painted in the style of the Santa Fe Indian School. His primary work however, like that of Albert Lujan and Juan Mirabal, depicted scenes of the Pueblo itself.
He often painted near his house on the south side but many of his compositions feature the north building. Also, like Lujan, he painted prosaic, non-romanticized scenes of the Pueblo, in contrast to the often sentimentalized images created by the TSA artists. Looking Elk painted, however, with more atmospheric light and color than Lujan, giving his work much appeal to tourists and apparently commanding a higher price. All items must be paid within 10 days. There are a couple of companies i can recommened who both have websites with price-quote pages that are easy to fill out.Over that time period we have tried to offer a wide range of quality items. We sell everything from Paintings, Lamps, Clocks, Sculptures, Collectables and much much more. If i did not respond please try again because sometimes emails do get missed. Get Images that Make Supersized Seem Small. Auctiva's Listing Templates improve your auctions in minutes. Attention Sellers - Get Templates Image Hosting, Scheduling at Auctiva. The item "ANTIQUE NEW MEXICO NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN PAINTING by ALBERT LOOKING ELK" is in sale since Monday, February 27, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings".
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