Susan Kliewer (Arizona, b. 1940) bronze sculpture titled "Maria" depicting Maria Martinez as a mature Native Amerian woman kneeling on a blanket working a pot with additional pots featured. Signed, dated, and numbered verso "Susan Kliewer / (copyright) / 2000 / 36/45". Raised upon a circular natural walnut wooden swivel stand with gilt metal placard affixed indicating the title and artist. Includes certificate of authenticity from the studio of Susan L. Kliewer. Overall with stand: 18" H x 16" W x 15" D. Weight: 40 lbs. Note: The original Mountain Trails Galleries receipt, COA, and additional documentation is available to the winning bidder. Artist biography: Born and raised in southern California, Susan Kliewer prepared sculptures for bronze casting at a foundry for many 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.
Overall excellent condition.
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