The Elkus Collection: Southwestern Indian Art

The Elkus Collection: Southwestern Indian Art

The Elkus Collection: Southwestern Indian Art.
Special Publications of the California Academy of Sciences.
Washburn, Dorothy K., ed. 1984.

Between 1922 and 1965, Ruth C. and Charles deYoung Elkus of San Francisco assembled an important collection of nearly 1700 examples of historic and contemporary Native American art, with an emphasis on Navajo and Pueblo material. The collection includes paintings, textiles, pottery, jewelry, baskets, and katsinam carvings, and includes early works by Charles Loloma, Kenneth Begay, Maria and Julian Martinez, Fred Kabotie, Beatien Yazz, Pablita Velarde, and more than 200 other artists, representing 74 tribal groups.

The collection was donated to the California Academy of Sciences in 1972. Published in 1984, this catalog lists all the southwestern pieces from the collection, excepting baskets and katsinam.

222 pages, 23 color plates, 209 black & white photographs. Soft cover $20.


CONTRIBUTORS

John Adair
J.J. Brody
Ben Elkus
Frank Talbot
Dorothy K. Washburn
Joe Ben Wheat


CONTENTS

Foreword
Frank Talbot

Prologue
Ben Elkus

Introduction
Dorothy K. Washburn

Pueblo Ceramics
Dorothy K. Washburn

Navajo and Pueblo Silverwork
John Adair

Southwestern Weaving
Joe Ben Wheat

Navajo, Pueblo, Apache, and Plains Paintings and Drawings
J.J. Brody

 

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