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Joseph Henry Sharp (1859 – 1953)
The Arrow Maker
oil on canvas
20 × 27 inches
26 × 33 × 3 inches (framed)
signed lower left

VERSO
Titled
Label, Nedra Matteucci Galleries, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Label, The Owings Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

In his biographical work, Teepee Smoke: A New Look Into the Life and Work of Joseph Henry Sharp, Forrest Fenn wrote about Sharp moving to a more permanent location in New Mexico, “If the Taos Indians and their culture had seemed less romantic to Sharp than the Indians of the North, he soon found the way to compensate: he learned to ‘clothe’ them in his moods, bringing them to life by using firelight to create a haunting atmosphere.”

LITERATURE
Forrest Fenn, The Beat of the Drum and the Whoop of the Dance: A Study of the Life and Work of Joseph Henry Sharp, Fenn Publishing Co., 1983, pp. 243, 310, illustrated, listed

229

Joseph Henry Sharp

1859 – 1953

The Arrow Maker
oil on canvas
20 × 27 inches
26 × 33 × 3 inches (framed)
signed lower left
Sold at Auction: $145,200
Condition ReportSurface is in excellent condition. Faint bar mark across the top. Scattered specks of inpainting.

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