This is a sweet pencil on paper by Illa McAfee, titled "Black & White". It is signed in the lower left. It is an image of three horse heads with majestic appearances. McAfee was born 1897 in the small ranching community of Sargents in southwestern Colorado near Gunnison. She died in 1995 in Pueblo, Colorado, where she moved after leaving her adobe home in Taos, New Mexico in late summer 1993. In Taos, she became known for her pueblo paintings and her depictions of horses and other animals as well as Native Americans, ranch scenes, and landscapes. In 1981, she was voted Taos Artist of the Year. She also worked as a WPA artist, completing many commissions for post office locations such as Edmond, Oklahoma, and Clifton, Texas.
Overall size: 10 3/4 x 12 3/4
Sight size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2 in.
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