Old Navajo Woman Carved Figure (1989) by Johnson Antonio (#15)

Old Navajo Woman Carved Figure (1989) by Johnson Antonio
Old Navajo Woman Carved Figure (1989) by Johnson Antonio
Old Navajo Woman Carved Figure (1989) by Johnson Antonio
Old Navajo Woman Carved Figure (1989) by Johnson Antonio

Old Navajo Woman Carved Figure (1989) by Johnson Antonio (#15)

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The work of the late Johnson Antonio is recognized as one of the foundations of the Navajo folk art world. This powerful carving of an old Navajo weaver, complete with spindle and yarn, is signed and dated 1989. While this carving lacks the formality of many of Johnson’s later works, it has a commanding sculptural presence, and the subject’s dignity comes shining through.


About the artist:

Johnson Antonio is a latecomer to the art world.  Now in his late seventies, he was not compelled to carve until in his fifties after a long career laying steel track for the Union Pacific Railroad.  Starting in 1951, they would pick him up by bus at the Tsaya Trading Post in the spring and not bring him home until the fall.  In fact, while working for the railroad, Johnson met and married his wife, Lorena Henry, via a correspondence relationship.

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