10572 Harrison Begay Silk Screen Print
This is a silk screen print by Navajo artist Harrison Begay (1914-2012). The silk screen is has a nice double window mat and cardboard backing. It is ready for framing. It is in very good condition. At the edge of the print under the mat “A silkscreen reproduction Copyright, Tewa Enterprises, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Measurements: Silk Screen Inside Mat Dimensions Approximately 4 ¾” wide x 5 ½” tall, Outside Mat Dimensions Approximately 10 ¼” wide x 11” tall
About Artist: Harrison Begay was a celebrated American Navajo painter, best known for his prints and watercolors of peaceful scenes of Navajo life and culture. Born Haashké yah Níyá (Warrior Who Walked Up to His Enemy) on November 15, 1917 in the Navajo Nation near Greasewood, AZ, Begay went on to study at the Santa Fe Indian School and at famed Black Mountain College in North Carolina. In 1995, he was awarded the Native American Masters Award by the Heard Museum. Today, his works are held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, and the Philbrook Museum in Tulsa, among others. Begay died on August 18, 2012 in Gilbert, AZ at the age of 94.
About the Silk Screen Process: Silkscreen Printing is a stenciling method that involves printing ink through stencils that are supported by a porous fabric mesh stretched across a frame called a screen.