R.C. Gorman (Rudolph Carl Gorman) grew up in Chinle Arizona in a hogan like most Navajos at that time. He began drawing at the tender age of three. He would draw on the rocks and make mud formations. When he got out of highschool he went into the Navy and soonafter began his studies of an artist. He studied under Diego Rivera at Mexico city and later attended San Francisco University. Afterwards he opened a gallery in Taos New Mexico and was the first Navajo own a gallery. R.C. Gorman has been successful throughout his life in contour drawing and minimalism. This painting depicts a Navajo women lying down with a neutral background. A beautiful piece of work to add to your collection.