These prints were hand silk-screened by Native American artist, Harrison Begay (Navajo). They can be sold as a pair for $275.00 or individually for $199.00 ea.
Harrison Begay | 1917 – 2012 |
One of America’s outstanding contemporary Indian Painters, Harrison Begay was born on the Navajo Reservation in 1917 near White Cone Trading Post in Arizona. From 1934 to 1940 he studied arts and crafts at the Indian School in Santa Fe. Harrison was in the armed services from 1942 until 1945. In 1951 he helped found Tewa Enterprises for the purpose of making hand silk-screened examples of Indian art available to the public, as well as increasing interest in the work of other Indian artists.
How These Prints Were Made
This is a silk-screened print; an entirely handmade product. The printer uses a series of stencils to apply the paint, one color at a time with drying time allowed between each color. Silk screen refers to the piece of silk material stretched over a wooden printing frame. The stencils are applied to the silk, and paint is poured into the recess made by the depth of the frame, a rubber bladed “squeegee” draws the paint over the silk and through the open stencil areas to be deposited on the picture placed underneath.