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Poster Nevada Horses

In 1937 Mesa Verde Association purchased “Nevada Horses” from Navajo artist Gerald Nailor. It was subsequently donated to the Mesa Verde National Park and currently hangs in the Chapin Mesa Archaeological Museum.

Nailor was born in 1917 in Pinedale, New Mexico; his Navajo name is Toh Yah (Walking By the River). He enrolled in the Albuquerque Indian School from 1930 to 1934. After that he attended the Santa Fe Indian School, where he studied art under Dorothy Dunn from 1935 to 1937. His paintings are among the rarest of the Dorothy Dunn student's works because of his early death.

In 1939, Nailor, Houser and Velino Shije Herrera were commissioned by the WPA to paint a large mural, which is still installed in the Main Interior Building in Washington, D.C. In 1942, Nailor was selected for a commission of a mural for the Navajo Nation Council Chamber in Window Rock, Arizona, to depict the history of the Navajo people. In 2004, the building (and its mural) was declared a National Historic Landmark.

Dimensions: 20" x 26", printed on high quality, acid free paper. Artist info sheet included.

Poster Nevada Horses