Tuesday, May 07, 2013

ABC WEDNESDAY "Q"-The Quintessential Native American Artist


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It would be difficult, if not impossible, to surpass the work of this quintessential Native American artist, Alan Houser!

"Allan Houser was one of the foremost American sculptors of his generation. He originally worked as a painter before turning to sculpture in the last few decades of his life. His creations are known for their smooth, flowing, organic lines and depictions of Native American life. Houser portrayed women frequently in his work. This sculpture is a classic example. It depicts a young Native woman, shawl clasped around her and fringed bag in hand, setting off to meet someone." (Credit: MIA site)

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20 comments:

  1. Stunning, a beautiful example of his work.

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  2. Wonderful smooth lines that you captured perfectly....great lighting!

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  3. Looks like we had the same thought today. Nice.

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  4. Houser's art is justifiably popular in Scottsdale/Phoenix.

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  5. Beautiful! I recently discovered a huge cache of his work located in a garden area of the Hermosa Inn in Phoenix. I took several photos but, I don't think I got them all. I'll have to post one or two one of these days.

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  6. Thank you for joining ABCW created by Mrs.Nesbitt. This is such a great piece of art! Thanks for sharing.
    Wil, ABCW Team.

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  7. QUALITY work!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  8. Beautiful.
    I would love to run my hands over the sculpture.
    As Roger said, Quality work.

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  9. I like this a lot. It would look really good in a gallery in Santa Fe!

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  10. wow, this is really nice.

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  11. Powerful. He had talent, that's for sure.

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  12. Hi Kate. Thanks for your comment. Prince Charles and his wife Camilla were among the guests. In my post of today there is a photo of them. All crownprinces of Europe were present and also the crown -prince of Japan.

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  13. A wonderful post. Happy and proud to say the artist is a native son from Apache, Oklahoma, my home state. He was a legend in his own time!

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  14. It is a fine work and your image captured it beautifully. The light and shadow and texture are outstanding.

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  15. I became aware of Allan Houser at an exhibition at Tulsa's Gilcrease Museum. It turns out that Oklahoma has many of his works. He has become one of my favorites.
    Nice post.

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  16. What a beautiful sculpture !
    I really like it !

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  17. We lived in New Mexico for four years and were surrounded by beautiful sculpture like this!!
    Ann

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  18. This sculpture is stunning and iconic. I'm so glad you shared it, especially under the banner of "quintessential." That certain is the word for Houser. Peace, Amy

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  19. Beautiful work!

    Quaint
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

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