132 Grace Carpenter Hudson -The Pilferer

Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 8,000.00 - 12,000.00 USD
The Pilferer
Artist: Grace Carpenter Hudson
Date of Birth: 1865-1937
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 20 x 16 inches
Signed: Signed lower left and dated 14
Frame/Outer Dim: 29 x 25 x 4
The project that Grace Hudson and her husband undertook when she began to paint portraits of the Pomo and he began to amass their exquisite baskets and other artifacts has become the record of a vanishing people and way of life. Her paintings and the captions she wrote and affixed to them bear witness to the daily lives of a people who, despite years of suffering, laughed and loved and played, worked and worshipped and prayed, a people who–to this day–seek the recognition we see in Hudson’s work. Ma-Ka, The Pilferer, has found a nest of eggs in the woods. It is a treasure, but he seems unsure about having taken it.