J. D Roybal (Oquwa, Rain God) was born in San Ildefonso New Mexico in 1922. He painted mainly in the traditional Pueblo style. A lot of his work contains realism but has a sense of humor. He used water-based paints and created fine detail, outlining, gestural figures and an impressive selection of color. (Tanner,126-127).
This silkscreen transfer is in good shape. It has no repairs to the overall piece. A lot of these types of paintings or images fall into a category of early painters in San Ildefonso. These works include Tonita Pena(mother) and Alfonso Roybal (uncle) who influenced J.D Roybal as an artist. The image portrays a scene that was still prevalent when J.D Roybal was most productive from 1960s-1970s (Tanner,127) This is a beautiful silkscreen image to add to your collection. It can be dated anywhere before June 28, 1978 when legendary Roybal passed away.
1. Tanner, Clara Lee(1980) Southwest Indian Painting.Tucson, Arizona. The University of Arizona Press.