Tuesday Art ATTACK- Harrison Begay “Untitled”
Harrison Begay was born in 1914 in White Cone, Arizona part of the Navajo Nation. His Navajo name is Haskay Yahne Yah which means "The Wandering Boy". In the 1930s Begay began to study art at the Santa Fe Indian School under Dorothy Dunn. He studied there until 1940 when he was drafted into the United States Army to fight in World War II. Since then Begay has had a bustling art career painting in a traditional Navajo style. His popularity grew in the 1950s when Begay opened his own business screen-printing his paintings and selling the prints to tourists. This work is a painting in gouache that is Untitled it us a untypical example of his work. It was painted in 1962.
| Posted on June 06 2012