Oil on canvas
48" x 60"
Signed © Don Crowley, lower right
Exhibited: March – May, 1997 “The Tucson Seven” at the Tucson Museum of Art in the Jack Goodman Gallery, Tucson, Arizona.
Literature: March 27, 1997, review with painting illustrated; Tucson Citizen by Kathleen Allen
Don Crowley’s realistic paintings of American Indians are photographic in their execution and detail. Only a close examination would tell you it’s the human hand and not a camera. The Dressing Tent depicts three women in colorful traditional dress putting on face paint. Without the aluminum lawn chairs, it could be a scene from the 1800s. The detail, the lack of brush strokes, and the astounding realism from the fringe in the blankets to the women’s faces captivate the eye.