%C2%A9 1959 Frank Vigil

Black Stallion, 1959


Watercolor, temperaexpand_more

Bequest of Virginia Doneghyexpand_more  91.108.3

Frank Paul Vigil’s loving portrait of a horse shows honor and respect to the animal. Wild horses are populous in the Southwest where Vigil grew up. The bond between people and horses in this community is critical and sacred. That reverence is evident in Vigil’s work through the low vantage point from which he depicted the stallion, the proud expression he captures, and the strong but elegant movement in the animal’s pose.

Black Stallion
Artist Life
(Tindé Indé (Jicarilla Apache)), 1922 - 1974
Accession Number
Curator Approved

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© 1959 Frank Vigil

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