Carl Gustafson Lotave (Colorado/New York/Sweden,1872 – 1924)
Ignacio, Chief of the Utes, 1905
Oil painting on canvas
Signed to lower left
Born in Sweden, Carl Lotave studied at the Artists’ League of Stockholm under Anders Zorn and Anton-Mathias Bergh and then at the Academie Colarossi in Paris. In 1897 he emigrated to the United States where he taught painting at Bethany College in Kansas. He moved to Colorado Springs and eventually landed in New York. He is know for his Southwestern and Native American paintings, including for the Smithsonian Institute, his illustrations for Mountain Sunshine Magazine and The Gazette, and his frescoes for the Archaeological Museum in Santa Fe.
- wear and minor finish loss throughout the frame; minor areas of accretions throughout the fabric liner.
- measures the frame; sight size 15.5" W x 19.5" H.