Contemplating Sage(236 views)
Description: 11 x 8 inch ink drawing on paper. Tubac, Southwest impressionist art. Charles Russell Art Show, Harmsen Western Art Collection, Walter Bimson Western Art Collection, Late 20th Century After 1950, Artists of America, North American Frontier Genre, Pioneers, Western: Cowboys, Indians, Horses, North American Frontier Genre, Pioneers,landscape,adobe structures, Pueblos,pen and ink drawing,plein air painting, desert, light.
Condition Report: Excellent condition. Well preserved drawing.
Notes: Ross Stefan (1934 - 1999) was active and lived in Arizona.ÊÊRoss Stefan is known for Southwestern Impressionistic landscapes, figures, horses, and native cultural scenes. One of the early Tubac artist settlers, Stefan had a successful career in Tucson, Arizona. Ross Stefan's work is often described as "Southwestern ImpressionistÓ. His landscapes, figures, horses, and native cultural scenes. As one of the early Tubac artist settlers, Stefan made a successful career in Tucson, Arizona with his Impressionistic landscapes, figures, horses, and native cultural scenes through broad brush strokes, a heightened color palette, and spatial realism, and architectural depictions. Ross Stefan's scenes of pueblo life and the southern Arizona landscape are still archetypes of the genre, and his legacy is secure as one of the leading Arizona artists of the twentieth century.
Provenance: From series of drawings created for publication of Ross Stefan: An Impressionistic Painter of the Contemporary Southwest by John K .Goodman. Long term holding from a private collection.
Dimensions: 11 x 8 inches
Artist or Maker: Ross Stefan (1934 - 1999
Exhibited: Ross Stefan: An Impressionistic Painter of the Contemporary Southwest by John K .Goodman.
Literature: Stefan's work is amongst the most coveted and best collected in the state of Arizona, with major retrospectives of his work at the Phippen Museum, the Harmsen Collection, the Denver Art Museum, the Pierce Western Collection, the Phoenix Art Museum and the Sangre de Cristo Arts Center.