miércoles, 19 de septiembre de 2018

TOTEM - Christa Zaat

Christa Zaat

Eustace Paul Ziegler (American painter) 1881 - 1969
Totem and Cabin, s.d.
oil and graphite on canvas board
50.8 x 40.64 cm. (20 x 16 in.)
signed with the artist's device '-Ziegler-' (lower left), titled and inscribed, possibly in the artist's hand (on the frame)
private collection
© photo Bonhams

Eustace Ziegler followed in his father’s clerical footsteps and was even ordained as an Episcopal Minister, but art called him. After completing his studies, Ziegler traveled to Alaska in 1909, ostensibly to run a mission. But in his spare time he began to sketch and paint his native parishioners. Like Sydney Laurence, Ziegler painted landscapes, but he is best known for his portraits of First Nations people. Ultimately, he would make Seattle his home base and enjoy a forty-year career as one of the finest painters of Alaska and its people.

Source: Scottsdale Art Auction

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