Indian Women Making Pottery

  • Catherine C. Critcher, Indian Women Making Pottery, ca. 1924, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arvin Gottlieb, 1991.205.6

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The three figures in this painting form a triangle that echoes the decoration on the white earthenware vase in the foreground. A cabinet behind the women holds more pots bearing the distinctive shapes and colors favored by different southwestern pueblos. The cabinet and the open door show that this is an Anglo household---probably Catherine Critcher's studio---and the artist probably composed this image from different moments she had sketched in the Indian villages.

Title
Indian Women Making Pottery
Artists
Date
ca. 1924
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
40 1/8 x 37 1/8 in. (101.9 x 94.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Arvin Gottlieb

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian – Taos Pueblo
  • Occupation – craft – potter
  • Figure group
Object Number
1991.205.6
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