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    Sale 2072

    California, Western and American Paintings, Drawings, and Sculpture

    29 October 2008, Beverly Hills

  • Lot 30

    Ila Mae McAfee (1897-1996)

    Horses

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    Ila Mae McAfee (1897-1996)
    Horses
    signed and dated 'Ila McAfee 34' (lower right)
    oil on canvas laid down on masonite
    6¼ x 9¾ in. (15.9 x 24.8 cm.)


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    Raised in the small community of Sargents in southwestern Colorado, Ila McAfee learnd the ranching life from an early age and was constantly surrounded by horses and the rugged landscape of the American west. She went on to study art in Los Angeles and then to New York, working as an illustrator and painter while attending classes at the National Academy of Design and the Art Students League. McAfee settled in Taos in 1928 and became well-known for her pueblo paintings and depictions of horses and the surrounding landscape of northern New Mexico.

    Provenance

    Private collection, Los Angeles, California.
    Acquired by the present owner from the above.