Window to Anasazi at Mesa Verde

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Window to Anasazi at Mesa Verde

1,700.00

The Southwest Paintings

This painting, a companion to “WINDOW TO ANASAZI AT MESA VERDE,” was inspired by two events: exploring the cliff dwellings of the Anasazi at mesa Verde in Colorado, and reading Richard Wetherill by Frank McNitt. “Anasazi” is a Navajo term meaning “Ancient Ones.” Wetherill was a rancher and explorer who “discovered” the Anasazi dwellings in the late 1800s while searching for lost cattle in a snowstorm. Viewed from the west rim or mesa, I saw dark slits in the canyon walls- the Anasazi cliff dwellings likely seen by Wetherill.

I made sketches for this painting at my campsite in a rock alcove at Chaco Canyon and completed the painting in studio.

Oil on canvas in maple frame. 62" x 40"

Fine art reproductions are available, please contact us for size and pricing options.

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