Signed 'Ice Fishing' Print by Barbara Lavallee 1993 (11793)

  • $35.00

Five Eskimo women "Ice Fishing" by Barbara Lavallee is a wonderful example of her whimsical work and is hard to find. After teaching art in Arizona on a Navajo Indian Reservation, she took a position at Mount Edgecumbe Native School in Sitka, Alaska in 1970. Now living in Anchorage, Lavallee is a prolific painter, with many originals reproduced into limited edition prints.

In addition, she has become nationally known as an illustrator of children's books. Her best known is "Mama Do You Love Me?" for which she received the coveted 1991 Golden Kite Award for the Society Of Children's Book Writers for excellence in illustration.

Lavallee is known for her happy people working, playing, and living with smiles on their faces. Her watercolors portray whimsical, stylized characters in vibrant colors reflecting her interest in people. Lavallee can't imagine her life without painting. "I want people to have fun. If people look and smile, then I feel the art is a success."

Ready to pop into a frame and hang. Measures 300 mm x 155 mm.