Additional DetailsR.Brownell McGrew worked in the film industry before becoming a full time painter specializing in Hopi and Navajo subjects. McGrew referred to himself as “an Impressionist in the classical sense,” though he paints to a much finer level of detail, as opposed to the Impressionists, and his paintings often have a “wet look” because he mixed his colors with linseed oil to achieve levels of luminosity that he felt suited the landscape and peoples of the desert. There is often a generational aspect and a sense of continuity in McGrew’s faces and figures. Taken together, Little Miss Left Hand and Hosti’ in Duggai have this now and then, past and present feel, almost as if they are flip sides of the same coin. This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 146. A copy of the book will accompany this lot
Condition ReportCraquelure throughout the painting and inpainting in areas around the figures head.
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