McGrew, R. Brownell (1916-1994)
R. Brownell McGrew (1916-1994) - Number SK. 264, Navajo Figures, Two Children, One Baby in Cradleboard, One Adult (PDC90536-1220-041) (A Donation Goes to Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program with Purchase)
- Medium: Pencil on Paper
- Size: 11'' x 8.5''
Signed lower right corner. X mark by the artist indicate he used this drawing for a painting. 11" x 8.5" unframed. Acquired from original family. The owner is the daughter of the artist. Baby in cradleboard sketch used for painting published page 24, "R. Brownell McGrew", hardcover, August 1978, Laguna Beach Museum of Art presented by the Thunderbird Foundation. This book is included. Includes a copies of a photographs: artist sleeping in a hogan in 1970, artist with his wife in 1988, artist c. 1977, artist with his horse Silver in Cottonwood, AZ 1967. R. Brownell McGrew is well-known for his large paintings with brilliant color and are in collections such as the Gilcrease Museum, Cowboy Artists of America, the Eiteljorg Museum, and many private collections. The Heard Museum in Phoenix, Arizona has thousands of his photographs and his extensive journals on his trips to the Navajo and Hopi reservations. McGrew's personal pencil sketches remained with his personal papers and family collections. A portion from the purchase of this will be donated to Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program. There are nearly 700 Navajo Elders ages 75 to 100 enrolled as adopted Elders in the Adopt-A-Native-Elder Program. At Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery, we feel this is an important cause to help support food security to the elderly on the Navajo Nation. There are over 15,000 people who live in poverty on the Navajo Nation.