20 Sacred Canyon Way

Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 11 @ 09:52UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Western Americana
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 6,000.00 - 9,000.00 USD
Sacred Canyon Way
Artist: Stefan, RossDate of Birth: 1934-1999
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 28 x 40 inches
Signed: Signed lower right

Ross StefanÕs father worked in advertising in Milwaukee and was very supportive of his sonÕs artistic talent. At 13, young Ross had his first art exhibition, which, as it turned out, was a big success. Six years later, perhaps because of RossÕs health, the family moved to Arizona. Ross took classes for two years, then struck out on his own, opening a studio in Tubac and venturing into Navajo territory to interpret the land and people. In Sacred Canyon Way, the brilliant yellow aspen leaves spatter the canvas, while the white rocks on the canyon floor reflect and refract the sun. The white horse, as well, spotted as if the artist had flicked his brush at its flanks, seems to belong to this place, this scene, while the Navajo womanÕs bright blue blouse stands out, leads, as they walk meditatively through the echoes of their own footfalls.