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Featured in this lot is this oil on canvas called "Early Morning Water Bearer II," by artist Walt Wooten born in 1939. The artwork features a wonderfully and professionally crafted oil on canvas construction that features a Native woman with a trade cloth shawl wrapped around her neck and carrying a large water pottery vessel on her head and shows the artist signature in the bottom left hand corner of the painting. The back is marked with a The Squash Blossom identifying tag that reads: The Squash Blossom - Walt Wooten - Early Morning Water Bearer II - Oil - $1600. This painting also features a tag form the Codswell Gallery confirming the purchase price of $1600. Provenance: the painting was purchased from The Squash Blossom out of Colorado Springs in 2018 for $1600 by Judy McDonald (The piece includes the written record of the sale in receipt form). Walt Wooten has been painting throughout his life. Ten years ago he began to focus on bringing the vivid images of Native American Peoples to canvas. He grew up in Chicago, the son of a minister, and the grandson of a full-blooded Choctaw Indian. His own Native American heritage, the topic of many dinner conversations and boyhood dreams, nourished his fascination with Native American Culture. Walt's childhood was spent drawing horses and copying photographs of saddles from the Sears catalog. He won several scholarships in school for his artistic talent. He attended the Art Institute of Chicago and Roosevelt Universary. He also studied with Don Baum at the Hyde Park Center. The Southwestern influence has been a major theme throughout his career. All of his work shares startling color and uncluttered composition. Through influences of John Singer Sargent, Milton Avery, and Fritz Scholder, his contemporary style has evolved. Walt has exhibited across the United States and is represented presently by: Hampton Gallery; Santa Fe, NM; Squash Blossom Galleries, Aspen and Vail, CO; Styria Gallery, Locust Valley, NY; Denver Buffalo Company, Denver, CO; American West Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Carmen Rodesly, Houston, TX. The condition of this framed oil on canvas is good with no obvious signs of damage and shows good overall condition. The measurements of this framed oil on canvas is 19 1/2" x 16 1/2" and the canvas measurements are 14" x 11".
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Bozeman, MT, US
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