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Dave Powell - Drum Chief 16” x 20”

Dave Powell - Drum Chief 16” x 20”

Regular price $2,000.00 USD
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Dave Powell (b. 1954)
Drum Chief, n.d.

Oil on canvas
Canvas: 16” x 20”
Frame: 20.5” x 24.5”

Signed Lower Right: Dave Powell CA
Verso: Titled and Signed: “Drum Chief” / CA Dave Powell

An Indigenous person sits in a grassy clearing, poised against a drum with sticks in hand. Many Native American themes appear in this painting, from animal symbols on the drum and tent to the drum chief’s striking turquoise jewelry. Painted largely in yellow hues that add warmth and light to the composition, the monochromatic color palette connects the figure with their craft and surroundings.    

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