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Dineh , 1981

by Allan Houser

 

Mediums: Bronze

Location: Joslyn; Joslyn Art Museum Sculpture Garden 2200 Dodge St.

Owner: Joslyn Art Museum

Additional Information: Allan Houser, the most important individual in the development of contemporary American Indian sculpture and a significant figure in American art since the 1930s, was equally accomplished whether working with stone or bronze. His subjects were always Indian, but his themes, like the dignified Navajo couple here, are often universal. Houser’s sculptures range from completely realist to highly abstract, but his instantly identifiable signature style is a sinuous, elegant semi-abstraction of form. One of the most widely recognized bronze editions created by Houser, this 1981 modernist portrait of a Navajo couple displays the dignity and inner strength of the people known to themselves as "Dineh.” On loan from the collection of TIA, 2009


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