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"Navajo Mother & Child," Painting by Martha Walter with Handmade Frame

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A magnificent example of her work, this portrait of a Navajo woman and her child has all the hallmarks of Martha Walter's mature work, confident and bold brushwork, vivid colors, and an ability to bring life and dignity to her subject. Walter is best known for her many beach scenes and her interest in capturing immigrants newly arriving to America, and she also painted numerous portraits over the years. This painting is especially significant because it retains its original incised and painted frame, with stylized, geometric ornament that hints at the heritage of her subject.


  • Creator
    Martha Walter 1 (Painter)
  • Dimensions
    Height: 32 in. (81.28 cm)Width: 27 in. (68.58 cm)Depth: 1.75 in. (4.45 cm)
  • Style
    Art Deco (Of the Period)
  • Materials and Techniques
  • Place of Origin
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    circa 1930s
  • Condition
  • Seller Location
    Philadelphia, PA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU86512963202

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