Medina, Rafael – “Antelope Dance” Oringial Gouache (1968)
Rafael Medina (1929-1998) Teeyacheena was the father of noted potter Marcellus Medina. He was known for his traditional Zia paintings of Pueblo Dancers. Rafael’s painting style was mostly the flat traditional style first encouraged by Dorothy Dunn, the influential teacher at the Santa Fe Indian School. He was also known for painting on the pottery of Sofia Medina in the 1970s. This painting is entitled, “Antelope Dancer”. It is an original gouache painting. He has depicted the side view of a Zia Antelope Dancer. There are intricate clouds painted in the sky and the sun in the upper right. There is a very intricately painted piece of pottery in the lower right. There is a Zia bird and deer under a rainbow on the jar. It is signed “Rafael Medina” in the lower center. It is dated on the back. It is in excellent condition. It has a matte but no frame. It has the original “$20.00” price on the back!