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Recent Acquisitions 2

Frank LaPena, American, Maidu, born 1937
We are All Sacred, 2001
Hand colored lithograph
30 x 40 in.
Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund; 2008.41.1

Corwin Clairmont, American, Salish; Kootenai, born 1946/47
Split Shield V, 2001
Cast handmade paper (100 percent black denim cotton fiber for cast tires, 17 cast pieces per print, 100 percent cotton fiber for sheet formation, pigmented) and lithograph
70 x 47 in.
Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund; 2008.41.2

Truman Lowe, American, Winnebago, born 1944
Wing, 1995
Corkscrew willow branch, handmade paper with watermarks, cotton fiber abaca, sisal, flax
25 x 77 in.
Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund; 2008.41.3

Lynne Allen, American, Sioux; Teton Lakota, born 1949
They Were As Numerous as Grass, 2002
Woodcut and lithograph
20 x 22 in.
Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund; 2008.41.4

George C. Longfish, American, Seneca, Tuscarora, American, born 1942
Modern Times, 1994
Triptych, color lithograph on Arches 88 paper
Each panel: 41 1/2 x 30 in.
Purchased through the Class of 1935 Memorial Fund; 2008.41.5

 

Fred Tomah, American, Maliseet, born 1951
Eagle’s Nest Basket, 2008
Natural and dyed brown ash; large chair weave with a black background and white diamond, zigzag and banded designs, on a pottery shape
15 x 15 1/4 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.42

 

Rocky Keezer, American, Passamaquoddy, born 1955
Fancy Basket, 2008
Brown ash and sweetgrass, blue, purple, and white dye, ribbon and point weaves
7 1/2 x 7 5/8 in.
Purchased through the Phyllis and Betram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund; 2008.43

 

Rocky Keezer, American, Passamaquoddy, born 1955
Sweetgrass Basket, 2008
Sweetgrass
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.44.1

Rocky Keezer, American, Passamaquoddy, born 1955
Miniature Sweetgrass Basket, 2008
Brown ash and sweetgrass
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.44.2

Rocky Keezer, American, Passamaquoddy, born 1955
Miniature Fancy Basket, 2008
Brown ash and sweetgrass, point weave
2 1/2 x 2 1/2 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman '40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.44.3

Rocky Keezer, American, Passamaquoddy, born 1955
Miniature Fancy Basket, 2008
Brown ash and sweetgrass, ribbon weave, blue and white dye
2 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.44.4

 

Clara Neptune Keezer, American, Passamaquoddy, born 1930
Handkerchief Pillow Basket, 2007
Brown ash and sweetgrass, ribbon weave
3 x 6 1/2 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.45.1

“I got the curls from my grandmother, and the diamond twist from my mother. And lots of others, we all worked in. Then I tried every which way that I could making new designs and then using both in one basket.” —Clara Neptune Keezer

Sisters Clara Neptune Keezer and Theresa Neptune Gardner are known for their highly creative colorful fancy baskets. Collectors from all over the world have sought them out for their strawberry, blueberry, pumpkin, plum, and corn baskets. Both Theresa—famous for her Indian corn baskets—and Clara have been featured in books, magazines, and numerous exhibitions. The sisters have received state and national recognition, and in 2002 Clara was honored by the National Endowment for the Arts with a National Heritage Award. Founding members of the Maine Indian Basketmakers Alliance, Theresa and Clara have inspired and taught many basket makers in the Native communities. Clara’s sons Rocky and Kenny learned to make fancy baskets from their mother and continue to work in the family style.

Clara Neptune Keezer, American, Passamaquoddy, born 1930
Fancy Basket, 2008
Brown ash and sweetgrass, “checker” weave
5 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.45.2

Clara Neptune Keezer, American, Passamaquoddy, born 1930
Curly Blueberry Basket, 2008
Brown ash and sweetgrass, curly weave
4 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.45.3

 

Ganessa Bryant, American, Penobscot, born 1982
Point Basket, June 2008
Brown ash and sweetgrass, black and white, with tan points
5 x 5 1/4 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.46

 

Matthew Dana, American, Passamaquoddy, 20th century
Strawberry Basket, 2008
Brown ash and sweetgrass, black and red dye, curly weave
4 x 3 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.47

 

Sarah Sockbeson, American, Penobscot, born 1983
Miniature Corn Basket, 2008
Brown ash, sweetgrass and corn husk, curly weave
Overall dimension, with fringe: 7 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/4 in.; basket only: 2 1/2 x 1 1/4 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.48.1

Sarah Sockbeson, American, Penobscot, born 1983
Miniature Corn Basket, 2008
Brown ash, sweetgrass and corn husk, straight grass weave
Overall dimension, with fringe: 8 1/2 x 3 1/2 x 1 3/4 in.; basket only: 3 5/8 x 1 1/4 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.48.2

Sarah Sockbeson, American, Penobscot, born 1983
Miniature Corn Basket, 2008
Brown ash, sweetgrass and corn husk, curly weave
Overall dimensions, with fringe: 8 1/4 x 6 1/4 x 1 1/2 in.; basket only: 2 1/2 x 1 1/8 in.
Purchased through the Alvin and Mary Bert Gutman ’40 Acquisition Fund; 2008.48.3

Last Updated: 11/17/09