Gouache on board, each depicting a single kachina figure, including Owl, Wolf, Badger (1964), Eototo, Mastop (1963), Hataska, and Warrior Woman, signed lower right. size 15 x 11in
This set of paintings was commissioned from the artist by Motorola of Scottsdale, Arizona in the early 1960's. The images were then reproduced in a print portfolio and sold or given to clients and dealers at the time.
Peter Shelton, brother to well-known kachina doll carver Henry Shelton, was a carver as well. Evidence of his prowess as a graphic artist is clearly illustrated in these drawings. He studied at the Santa Fe Indian School and was written up in the book HOPI PAINTING - THE WORLD OF THE HOPIS, 1978, Broder, Patricia Janis, Brandywine Press, Inc., New York, p. 14: "Two of the most successful Hopi artists to study with Fred Kabotie were Raymond Naha and Peter Shelton".