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GERALD NAILOR, NAVAJO (1917-1952)
EAGLE AND DEER
tempera on paper, image of running deer surmounted by an eagle with outstretched talons and a lightning bolt emerging from its mouth encircled by Navajo celestial symbols, signed lower right, Gerald Nailor '49
Dimensions: 19 x 17 in. (48.2 x 43.2 cm.)
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Ex collection: Michael Hamilton, El Parian
Ex collection: Laine Adams

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Gerald Nailor learned to paint at the Santa Fe Indian School. His paintings reflect the classical "studio" style--a flat two-dimensional style with defining lines. His subjects include clouds, rain, sun, animals and plants as well as stylized pueblo symbols, (Wyckoff 1996:19-49).
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