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Navajo Land

Norma Bassett Hall (American, 1889-1957)


Hall was a native Oregonian and developed an interest in color blockprinting while on her honeymoon in 1922 with her husband, the painter-printmaker Arthur Hall. They settled in Kansas, spent two years in Europe, and returned to help found the Prairie Print Makers in Kansas in 1930.

In 1942 the Halls settled in Santa Fe and it was probably at that time that Norma produced Navajo Land, depicting the area of western New Mexico and eastern Arizona.

Dr. Steven Conant; given to the Indianapolis Museum of Art in 1991.

Object Information

artist
Norma Bassett Hall (American, 1889-1957)
creation date
about 1940
materials
color woodblock print
dimensions
9 3/8 x 14 in. (image)
10 x 14 3/8 in. (sheet)
mark descriptions
signed in pencil, below image, L.R.: Norma Bassett Hall | inscribed in pencil, below image, L.L.: Ed. 100 NAVAJO LAND
accession number
1991.99
credit line
Gift of Dr. Steven Conant in honor of Mrs. H.L. Conant and Miss Joan D. Weisenberger
copyright
© Norma Bassett Hall
collection
Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
colors