You can see why DK images are so desirable as they are very realistic and catch the spirit of the person on the paper. The subject is not identified by name but does write that it is a Mescsalero Apache, right on the Sketch. Also, in an article in the New Mexico Magazine Dec 1956 Dan shows examples of several similar sketch drawings of his " Indian Friends ". This piece is signed in Kusianovich's classic style. Pencil drawing of a true Native American by a listed Artist high quality work.Thanks for checking out my Auctions and PLEASE, check out and see the other cool stuff I have listed currently!! Some info on the artist.
DAN KUSIANOVICH (1898 - 1965) - WPA Era Painter, Watercolorist & Master Portrait Sketch Artist. DAN Kusianovich was born in. 1898 in Dubrovnik, Croatia, on the Adriatic coast. He moved to NM in the 20's and studied with Peter Hurd and Henriette Wyeth as well as the Taos artists in the 30's.
He lived around Fort Stanton in the Lincoln NM area. As well as a few other places in NM and TX. His works were exhibited at the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe and the Albuquerque Museum.He also has a few permanent works in other New Mexico Museums. His sketch works have, by some, are considered to be his best medium and work. His art reflects the things he knew and loved best; the Southwest landscape, the Navajo People, and the sea. He died in Albuquerque NM in 1965. The item "RARE VERY FINE PENCIL SKETCH PORTRAIT MESCALERO APACHE INDIAN NM D KUSIANOVICH" is in sale since Friday, March 27, 2020. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "mstiques" and is located in Bernalillo, New Mexico. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Costa rica, Dominican republic, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, El salvador, Honduras, Jamaica, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Turks and caicos islands, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Ecuador, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Peru, Pakistan, Paraguay, Viet nam, Uruguay, Russian federation, South africa, Colombia, Antigua and barbuda, Saint lucia, Barbados, Bermuda, Cayman islands, Sri lanka, Maldives, Oman, Reunion, Montserrat.