The Art $20,000.00
This monumental piece commissioned in 1988 And framed in copper in 1989 By Renowned copper artist John L. this is the largest painting done by Justin, the size of the framed work is 8’ x 4’, and is framed in gilded copper 3 ¼ x1 ⅛ .
The painting took two months to complete, and is twice the size of any of his previous work he has done to date, he reference to this piece as monumental.
A $5,000 deposit was made to commissioned the piece but was never paid for in full
so the work stayed Wrapped and packed for delivery in southwest Arizona til 2017.
Justin Tso, born in Canyon de Chelly in 1948, is a traditional artist who enjoys painting the Navajo Reservation landscapes, the proud Navajo people, and his horses. He believes his paintings represent an art form that has all but disappeared in recent years.
Justin Tso’s award-winning opaque watercolors depict ancient tales and traditions of the Navajo people,
Tso attended schools in Chinle, Arizona; Gallup, New Mexico; and Lawton, Oklahoma,Justin Worked and Drew for Disney in 1967 and later served in the armed forces for three years (1969 – 1971) before completing his education at I.T.C. in San Francisco, California, and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Although he studied art briefly in the public schools he attended, Tso is almost entirely self-taught.
Tso has had numerous exhibitions, countless awards and has been featured in Several art galleries as well as the Amerind Foundation Museum in Dragoon, Arizona and publications such as “Plateau” 1982, and “Southwest Art Magazine” May/June 1983.
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