Talking God Painting (Based on the interpretations of Jeff King) by Maud Oakes

Talking God Painting (Based on the interpretations of Jeff King) by Maud Oakes

Talking God Painting (Based on the interpretations of Jeff King)

Maud Oakes

Title

Talking God Painting (Based on the interpretations of Jeff King)

 
Artist

Maud Oakes

  1903 - 1990 (biography)
Year
1943  
Technique
color serigraph 
Image Size
9 1/4 x 22"  
Signature
unsigned 
Edition Size
 
Annotations
 
Reference
 
Paper
heavy wove 
State
published 
Publisher
Pantheon Books, New York 
Inventory ID
11474 
Price
$250.00 
Description
Maud Van Cortlandt Oakes, an ethnologist, writer and artist who chronicled the culture of primitive Indian tribes in Guatemala, died Sunday at her home in Carmel, Calif. She was 87 years old. The cause of death was Alzheimer's disease, said her conservator, Kay Woolsey. Miss Oakes spent 17 months from late 1945 to early 1947 as the only outsider living in Todos Santos, a remote village in the Guatemalan highlands, where she studied the pre-Columbian roots of the Indians living there. In 1951 she published two books about her findings, ''Beyond the Windy Place,'' about life among the Indians, and '' The Two Crosses of Todos Santos,'' detailing the survival of Mayan religious ritual. Miss Oakes was born in Seattle and grew up in Manhattan. She developed an interest in the Indians' past while vacationing on Bainbridge Island in Puget Sound. Her most recent book, ''The Stone Speaks: The Memoir of a Personal Transformation,'' was published in 1987. Miss Oakes is survived by a niece, Mary Barnard of Olympia, Wash., and a nephew, Alfred Woolsey of Santa Barbara, Calif. 
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