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Summer Fine Art & Antiques Auction - Day 2

Sun, Jul 9, 2023 01:00PM EDT
Lot 964

Susan Kliewer Bronze Sculpture, Julian w/ COA

Estimate: $900 - $1,000

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Susan Kliewer (Arizona, b. 1940) cold-painted bronze full-length portrait sculpture titled "Julian" depicting an older Navajo man wearing turquoise beaded jewelry, wrapped in a thick textile, and holding a blackware pot with a woven rug beneath his feet, surrounded by additional blackware pottery. Signed, dated, and numbered "Susan Kliewer (copyright) 2002 37/45" to rug behind figure. Mounted on a circular, tiered swivel base with gilt metal placard having title and artist name affixed to front edge. Includes a certificate of authenticity from the studio of Susan L. Kliewer. 28 1/2" H x 15" W x 15" D. Weight: 57 lbs. Note: The original Mountain Trails Galleries receipt and additional documentation are available to the winning bidder. Artist biography: Born and raised in southern California, Susan Kliewer was encouraged at a young age towards art due to her innate talent. She prepared sculptures for bronze casting at a foundry for many renowned Arizona sculptors such as John Hampton, Joe Beeler, and Buck McCain. In 1988, she began creating her own sculptures and won the People's Choice Award in 1991 at the National Sculpture Walk in Sedona, Arizona. Her work depicts the Navajo people whom she has lived beside and been inspired by for the past forty years.


Minute scattered turquoise specks to held pot and base in the making.

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