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CAS 0370-0927   CAS 0370-0927; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Community: Wide Ruins
Maker's Name Beatien Yazz (Beatian Yazz, Jimmy Toddy) (b. 1928)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1948
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Opaque watercolor on construction paper
Description Untitled painting on purple construction paper depicting single light blue fawn leaping over several stylized blue snakeweed (?) plants that appear to be growing out of brown rocks; Signature "Beatien Yazz" along with copyright symbol are printed in orange paint in lower right corner.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 30.4, Length = 22.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0928   CAS 0370-0928; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture Santa Clara Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Other Geographic Data Santa Clara Pueblo
Maker's Name Helen Hardin (Tsa-Sah-Wee-Eh) (1943-1984)
Date of Manufacture 1958
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Opaque watercolor on mat board
Description Painting entitled "Long Horn", depicting Zuni katsina, Saiyatasha (Zuni Rain Priest of the North, Long Horn) who orchestrates the annual Shalako ceremony, the only time he appears; Figure is wearing buckskin cape, moccasins and leggings, white shirt, and turquoise-colored head mask with single horn extending to his right; Figure carries bundle of blue corn in his left hand and rattle of sheep scapula bones (?) in right hand; Signature "Tsa-sah-wee-eh" is printed near lower right corner. Helen Hardin is the daughter of Pablita Velarde, whose paintings are also represented in the CAS painting collection.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 23.0, Length = 30.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0929   CAS 0370-0929; Drawing
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Drawing
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache or Navajo
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name James (Jimmy) Mitchell (Che Chilly Nez) (deceased)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials India ink on paper
Description Pen and ink drawing on white paper entitled "Thunderbird and Fox", depicting stylized bird painted with geometric designs and fox, apparently discussing fate of dead rabbit that lies between them; Overhead is stylized rain cloud with bolt of lightning extending downward; Signature "Che-chilly Nez" and initials "J. M." are printed in black ink in lower right corner; Artist's name "James Mitchell" and title of painting are written in upper left corner on reverse in blue ink.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 34.7, Length = 27.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0930   CAS 0370-0930; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data City: Santa Fe
Maker's Name Harrison Begay (Haskay Yahneyah) (1914 or 1917-2012)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1934-1936
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Opaque watercolor on paper
Description Painting on white paper entitled "Navajo Children Before a Campfire", depicting Navajo man kneeling and 2 young Navajo women standing by campfire; Man dressed in gray jeans and rust-colored shirt; Woman on left dressed in blue skirt and blouse and red and tan striped blanket; Woman on right dressed in green skirt, rust-colored blouse, and gray and blue striped blanket; Several stylized plants are interspersed among figures, but overall there is little attempt at perspective; Signature "H. Begays" (sic) is printed in pencil in lower right corner; Artist's name, tribe, and title of painting are handwritten on reverse; "The Studio, U.S. Indian School, Santa Fe, New Mexico" is stamped on reverse.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 16.8, Length = 18.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0931   CAS 0370-0931; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Community: Wide Ruins
Maker's Name Beatien Yazz (Beatian Yazz, Jimmy Toddy) (b. 1928)
Date of Manufacture February 1943
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Opaque watercolor on unsized cardboard
Description Untitled painting on cardboard depicting single buffalo shown standing and in left profile looking up toward blue horned sun in upper left corner; 3 rays of light radiate down from sun; Buffalo has bear-like face and stands on horizon line made of small yellow crescent shapes; Horizon line terminates in terraced arrow and stylized plant; Signature "Beatien Yazz" is printed in black paint in lower right corner; Date of painting is handwritten in pencil on reverse.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 45.7, Length = 30.4

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0932   CAS 0370-0932; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture San Ildefonso Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data San Ildefonso Pueblo
Maker's Name Tonita Peña (Tonita P. Arquero, Quah Ah) (1893-1949)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Opaque tempera on paper
Description Untitled painting on white poster board depicting single image of Koshare clown, shown in left profile; Clown's body is painted entirely in black and white stripes and he wears garters, breechclout, wristlets, and collar; His hair is pulled back into 2 ponytails; Costume is lacking head cap; Signature "Quah Ah, Tonita Peña" is printed in black ink in lower right corner.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 16.9, Length = 23.8

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0933   CAS 0370-0933; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture San Ildefonso Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data San Ildefonso Pueblo
Maker's Name Tonita Peña (Tonita P. Arquero, Quah Ah) (1893-1949)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1930
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Opaque paint on paper
Description Untitled painting on white poster board depicting single image of Koshare clown, shown in 3/4 left profile against plain white background; Clown's body is painted completely in black and white stripes and he wears garters, breechclout, waistband, and headdress that includes two extended horns; Clown is in standing position with knees bent, right arm raised up, and head bent back slightly; Signature "Quah Ah, Tonita Peña" is printed in black ink in lower right corner.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 15.9, Length = 23.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0934A   CAS 0370-0934A; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture San Ildefonso Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data San Ildefonso Pueblo
Maker's Name Joe Aguilar (Jose Vincente Aguilar, Warm Mountain, Sua Peen) (b. 1924)
Date of Manufacture 1951
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Tempera on paper
Description Untitled painting on heavy white paper depicting male buffalo dancer shown in 3/4 right profile with his head turned away from viewer; Dancer is dressed in moccasins, leggings, brown leather kilt, red woven sash, black shirt, and buffalo headdress; He is shown bent at the knees and waist and carries bow and arrow in left hand and rattle (?) in right hand; Signature "Aguilar 51" is printed in black ink just below and to right of dancer. (This painting and CAS 0370-0934B, showing a female buffalo dancer, were done as a pair.) Joe Aguilar (Jose Vincente Aguilar) is the son of Rosalie Simbola Aguilar and Joe Aguilar [José Angeles Aguilar] and the brother of Florence Aguilar Naranjo and Alfred Aguilar, all of whose works are also represented in the CAS collection.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 11.3, Length = 15.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0934B   CAS 0370-0934B; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture San Ildefonso Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data San Ildefonso Pueblo
Maker's Name Joe Aguilar (Jose Vincente Aguilar, Warm Mountain, Sua Peen) (b. 1924)
Date of Manufacture 1951
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Tempera on paper
Description Untitled painting on heavy white paper depicting female buffalo dancer shown in full frontal pose and dressed in moccasins, embroidered skirt and shirt, and buffalo headdress; Dancer carries spruce bough in left hand and feathers (?) in right hand; Signature "Aguilar 51" is painted in black paint just below and to right of dancer. (This painting and CAS 0370-0934A, showing a male buffalo dancer, were done as a pair.) Joe Aguilar (Jose Vincente Aguilar) is the son of Rosalie Simbola Aguilar and Joe Aguilar [José Angeles Aguilar] and the brother of Florence Aguilar Naranjo and Alfred Aguilar, all of whose works are also represented in the CAS collection.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 11.4, Length = 15.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0935   CAS 0370-0935; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture Santa Clara Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Rio Arriba
Other Geographic Data Santa Clara Pueblo
Maker's Name Pablita Velarde (Tse Tsan) (1918-2006)
Date of Manufacture 1932-1936
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Tempera on paper
Description Painting entitled "Women Visiting Shrine", depicting 2 pueblo women kneeling over a small outdoor shrine and placing an offering; One of the women is wrapped in a blue blanket and the other in a red blanket; Cholla cactus and other plants are depicted in background amid sand dunes. Pablita Velarde is the mother of Helen Hardin, whose early paintings are represented in the CAS painting collection, and the sister of Legoria Tafoya, whose pottery is represented in the CAS pottery collection.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 44.3, Length = 27.8

Catalog Number CAS 0370-0956   CAS 0370-0956; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture San Ildefonso Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data San Ildefonso Pueblo
Maker's Name Joe Aguilar (Jose Vincente Aguilar, Warm Mountain, Sua Peen) (b. 1924)
Date of Manufacture 1953
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Oil on poster board; Brown paper for card
Description Untitled painting on poster board depicting Navajo deity, Pollen Boy; Figure is in full frontal pose, dressed in white leggings, gold and rust-brown kilt, and gold upper body; Face is white; Ribbon steamers hang from wrists and elbows and pouch is tied at waist; Background is speckled with blue, white, red, and turquoise paint; Signature "Warm Mountain 53" is printed in white paint in lower right corner; Painting is glued to rust-brown paper as holiday card; Black and green letters "M C" [Merry Christmas?] are painted on front; Typed message inside reads, "Figure from Navajo Sandpainting* Hozhonji** Blessing Chant Tra Da Deen-eshki. Pollen Boy, Warm Mountain, Joe V. Aguilar." Joe Aguilar (Jose Vincente Aguilar) is the son of Rosalie Simbola Aguilar and Joe Aguilar [José Angeles Aguilar] and the brother of Florence Aguilar Naranjo and Alfred Aguilar, all of whose works are also represented in the CAS collection.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 9.2, Length = 15.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0957   CAS 0370-0957; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture San Ildefonso Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data San Ildefonso Pueblo
Maker's Name Joe Aguilar (Jose Vincente Aguilar, Warm Mountain, Sua Peen) (b. 1924)
Date of Manufacture 1957
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Tempera on cardboard; Varnish
Description Untitled painting on poster board depicting single parrot as represented on pueblo pottery; Bird's orange body is decorated with geometric patterns; Bird is shown standing on single floral branch, against blue speckled background; Signature "Suwa" is printed in black paint in lower right corner. Joe Aguilar (Jose Vincente Aguilar) is the son of Rosalie Simbola Aguilar and Joe Aguilar [José Angeles Aguilar] and the brother of Florence Aguilar Naranjo and Alfred Aguilar, all of whose works are also represented in the CAS collection.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 15.1, Length = 12.7

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0958   CAS 0370-0958; Serigraph
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Serigraph
Culture Anglo-American
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data City: Santa Fe
Maker's Name Anna Barry (1907-2001)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1945-1955
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Paper; Ink
Description Serigraph on white paper entitled "Corn Dance, Santo Domingo" depicting large group of pueblo men and women in ceremonial dress (women in black woven dresses and head tabletas) dancing in plaza while two Koshares (clowns) in foreground mimicking the dancers; Kiva structure is in background; Painting is done in realistic, European style; Title and signature "Anna Barry" are handwritten in pencil in lower left and lower right borders, respectively; Some of Barry serigraphs were apparently copied from her husband’s drawings and paintings; "Corn Dance, Santo Domingo" was copied from a similar work by Moskowitz entitled "The Corn Dance" and published in 1949 (republished 1993).
Dimensions (cm) Width = 21.5, Length = 15.2

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0959   CAS 0370-0959; Serigraph
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Serigraph
Culture Haida
Global Region North America
Country Canada
State/Prov./Dist. British Columbia
County
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Germaine Mauriaucourt (1932-ca. 2001)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1955
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Paper; Ink
Description Untitled serigraph depicting standing figure of human-raven, shown wearing seaweed skirt and a cape which hangs off its right shoulder and carrying a staff in its left hand; 10 humanoid heads with arms are shown on raven's breast, and around him are smaller images of a fish, 2 birds, an orca, and a frog, all printed in black, green, and rust brown; On reverse is attached type-written version of Haida creation story, as told to Germaine Mauriaucourt by Arthur Moody at Skidegate Mission, Queen Charlotte Islands in 1955. [Germaine Mauriaucourt was born in Vancouver, British Columbia of French and English ancestry and spent the summer of 1955 among the Haida people at Skidegate, where she claimed to have been “adopted into the Moody family (Haida carvers) and into the Raven and Wolf clans.”]
Dimensions (cm) Width = 28.0, Length = 35.6

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0961   CAS 0370-0961; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture San Ildefonso Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Santa Fe
Other Geographic Data San Ildefonso Pueblo
Maker's Name Gilbert Atencio (Wah Peen) (1930-1995)
Date of Manufacture 1956
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Opaque tempera on paper
Description Painting on white paper folded in half and designed as Christmas card; Painting on front is entitled "Matachina Dancer", depicting single dance figure from the pueblo version of the Matachine society dance; Figure is dressed in black fringed skirt, moccasins and leggings, and cape and wears green face covering and white headdress with long flowing ribbons; 3 wooden swords are carried in right hand and cloth in left hand; Signature "Gilbert Atencio '56" is printed in black paint in lower right corner; Handwritten greeting inside reads, "A Warm and Friendly Wish of Cheer for Christmas and the Coming Year -- Gilbert Atencio." Gilbert Atencio was the son of Isabel Montoya Atencio, the brother of Helen Gutierrez, and the nephew of sisters Desideria Montoya Sanchez and Maria Martinez, all of whose work is also represented in the CAS collection.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 20.9, Length = 28.8

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0962   CAS 0370-0962; Serigraph
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Serigraph
Culture Creek, Potawatomi
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Oklahoma
County unknown
Other Geographic Data unknown
Maker's Name Woodrow Wilson "Woody" Crumbo, Sr. (1912-1989)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950-1960
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Paper; Paint
Description Untitled serigraph on paper depicting male dancer shown in 3/4 left profile (head is turned in 3/4 right profile) standing on right foot with knee bent and left leg upraised; Dancer wears elaborate plains-style dance outfit, including blue and red aprons, calico print shirt, feather bustle and large feathered rosettes on upper arms, roach with feathers in hair, beaded moccasins, garters and belt; He carries feather fan with beaded handle in right hand and horse hair (?) switch in left hand.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 26.5, Length = 33.0

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0963   CAS 0370-0963; Linoleum block print
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Linoleum block print
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. California
County San Francisco
Other Geographic Data City: San Francisco
Maker's Name R. C. Gorman (Rudolph Carl Gorman) (1931-2005)
Date of Manufacture 1964
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Block print on paper
Description Linoleum block print on white paper, entitled "Navajo Girl" depicting head of Navajo girl in 3/4 profile, with her hair pulled back and tied in traditional Navajo "chongo" and wearing "jacloh" earrings; Image is printed in black ink; Signature "R.C. Gorman '64", title "Navajo Girl", and edition number "4/10" are printed in pencil along lower edge; Print enclosed in pink paper folio inscribed on front cover, "Kesh-mish" [Christmas].
Dimensions (cm) Width = 16.7, Length = 22.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0964   CAS 0370-0964; Serigraph
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Serigraph
Culture Taos Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Taos
Other Geographic Data Taos Pueblo
Maker's Name Pop Chalee (Merina Lujan Hopkins) (1906-1993)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Paper; Ink
Description Untitled serigraph on manila-colored board depicting buffalo dancer in ceremonial dress, shown from behind in three-quarter profile, full-length pose; Figure wears red moccasins, buckskin kilt, bell rattles below knees, and buffalo headdress with bundle of eagle plumes at sides, and carries gourd rattle in right hand and arrow or spear in left hand; Signature "Pop Chalee" with eagle plume is imprinted just below figure.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 24.0, Length = 28.5

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0965   CAS 0370-0965; Serigraph
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Serigraph
Culture Taos Pueblo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. New Mexico
County Taos
Other Geographic Data Taos Pueblo
Maker's Name Pop Chalee (Merina Lujan Hopkins) (1906-1993)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1950s
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Ink; Paper
Description Untitled serigraph on blue paper, showing a single blue horse with its front and back legs spread widely as it jumps over a yucca plant; Horse's mane and tail are jet black; Pair of small birds are shown in upper left and right corners; Signature "Pop Chalee" with eagle plume is printed just below horse's rear feet.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 17.6, Length = 14.9

Catalog Number

CAS 0370-0966   CAS 0370-0966; Painting
Category Visual Arts
Object Name Painting
Culture Navajo
Global Region North America
Country USA
State/Prov./Dist. Arizona
County Apache
Other Geographic Data Community: Wide Ruins
Maker's Name Little Shorty (ca. 1895-1980)
Date of Manufacture ca. 1948
Collection Name Elkus Collection (Native American)
Materials Opaque watercolor on paper
Description Untitled painting on gray-green construction paper depicting Navajo man leaning against pine tree with his bow and arrows in his lap and asleep, while doe and buck graze nearby; Several multi-colored mountain peaks are shown in background; Painting is unsigned. Little Shorty was Jimmy Toddy’s (Beatien Yazz) uncle and the father of Philip Shorty. He was a lifelong resident of Wide Ruins and painted briefly ca. 1947-1950.
Dimensions (cm) Width = 29.0, Length = 22.0
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