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Catalog Number 2000.015.002
Object Name Painting
Artist Andersen, Roy
Title Apache White Water
Date 1989
Medium oil on canvas
Description Native Americans and horses standing next to the Salt River; mountains in the background. Andersen has written the following description of this piece:

"As the Salt River makes its way across central Arizona, majestic cliffs rise above the desert floor creating the beautiful Salt River Canyon and the borders of the land of the White Mountain bands of the Western Apaches. Wandering warriors, perhaps returning from a foray into Old Mexico, stop at the edge for much needed water and to pay homage to the spirits of the water and the great rocks."

He paints the Crow, Cheyenne and Apache. His palette is filled with warm hues that fit his subject matter, and he has an excellent sense of design.

Majestic cliffs rise above the desert floor, creating the great Salt River Canyon that borders the land of the White Mountain bands of the Western Apache in present day Arizona. These warriors stop for vital water and pay homage to the spirit of the water and the great rocks.

Andersen studied at the Art Institute of Chicago and the Art Center School of Los Angeles. He is known for his dynamic color sense and his portrayal of Crow, Cheyenne, and Apache subjects.
Dimensions H-51.25 W-71.25 D-4 inches
Height (in) 51.25
Width (in) 71.25
Depth (in) 4
Dimension Details 39.50 (h) x 59.50 (w) unframed
Imagefile 001\2000.015.002.JPG