American Southwest Indian artists working in metal, clay, wood, textiles, and paint have proudly left their individual hallmarks on their work - and until now - there has not been a comprehensive source for identifying the marks. Barton Wright, the pre-eminent historian, curator, and proponent of these native crafts-people, has filled that void by collecting and organizing the hallmarks into this useful book. Compiled over many years of work with the craftspeople, and with the cooperation of one of their organizing bodies, the Indian Arts and Crafts Association, Mr. Wright has made a useful tool for identification and left an important record of the work of these talented people. The information is alphabetically arranged with the important personal data, tribal affiliation, working dates, materials used, and facsimiles of their marks.
Barton Wright in association with the Indian Arts and Crafts Association
244 pp. Hardcover. 36 Color Photos/ 520 Marks. Reference. 1989 & 2000