Roger Deale Jr. Dragonflies


Item Number: DR 582
Tribal Affiliation: Navajo
Artist: Roger Deale Jr.
Medium: Mixed medium
Age: 2017
Dimensions: 9″ x 12″ framed, acid free matting, museum glass


SKU: DR 582 Categories: , , ,


Roger’s artistic style is a form of visual storytelling in the tradition of his Navajo ancestors.  Dragonflies are an indicator of water nearby – which is vital for survival in arid regions. They also are harbingers of spring. This multi-media piece showcases beautiful dragonflies amongst vivid colors and abstract designs. The swirls and wavy lines are the air and water the dragonflies need to survive. The bright circles indicate life forces. It is a very dramatic painting from a very talented artist.

Roger prefers to work in two dimensional mediums using watercolors, acrylics, oil paints and pastels, as well as several avenues of color, and often includes Navajo symbolism and cultural icons in his paintings.

This beautiful art work is protected with Museum Glass, an anti-reflection picture framing glass with conservation grade UV protection.  With its nearly invisible finish, it effectively blocks up to 99% of harmful indoor and outdoor UV light rays so framed pieces remain clearer and brighter for longer. It is the best glazing option available for art, photographs and other important personal keepsakes.

The matting on this picture is an acid free matte(s) for long term protection and to enhance the picture. Acid free mattes provide 75-100 years of protection against matte burn and brown marks which can decrease the value of a painting. The matting colors were selected to draw the eye into the picture complementing the artist’s selected brush work or towards a particular key element of the piece.

Condition: Excellent – original condition – new
Provenance: Purchased from the artist.

Additional information

Weight 3 oz