CHILI PEPPERS by R.C. Gorman (SKU2054)


Chili peppers framed print

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Framed print by artist R.C. Gorman entitled “Chili Peppers”

36.5″ x 30.5″

R.C. GORMAN was a master of three mediums – drawing, painting, and sculpting. The whole body of his work is directed toward the Indian – Navajo women moving placidly among their chores. Gorman was born on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona in 1931 into a family of artisans. In 1955 after his U.S. Army discharge, Gorman enrolled in Northern Arizona University. In 1958, he received the first scholarship ever given by the Navajo tribe for study outside the United States. He has exhibited in untold numbers of one-man shows throughout the United States and the world. In 1973, he was the only living artist to be included at the show “MASTERWORKS OF THE MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Gorman was legendary for his drawings, paintings and sculptures of colorful, blanketed, generously sized women. Gorman was quoted as stating, “I revere women…they are my greatest inspiration.”