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a face of the west picture by norberto a. reyes AICA

In a wood frame titled " A Face of The West". Looks like it may be on some kind of relif type paper.Has a C with a circule around it has  Norberto A. Reyes AICA. for the signiture. I t might be a print but I'm not for sure. The image that is on this picture is a picture of an Indian Chief wit a head dress on. I have seen simulaure pictures of this image but none that say it's from the face of the west seires. or Nprberto reyes AICA. I f I need to send a piture wit it closer up, then I will send it right to you

Category: 
Other
Condition: 
Excellent
Medium: 
not canvas, not drawing paper, may be relief paper or something a little differnt
Distinguishing marks: 
signiture is norberto a. reyes AICA
Date Period: 
UNKNOWN
Size and dimensions of this item: 
19 1/2 in. X 24 in.
Weight: 
medium
History: 
can't find this picture any where on line. I did run into a few others by norberto a. reyes on e-bay one called cowboy, and fresh tracks painting, he was famous for a portrait he did of martin luther king and is in alot of dessert (somethig magazine). now i cant find much of any thing else about him. i dont even know if he is still alive.
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The only other Indian Chief one I’ve found is here on Instappraisal https://instappraisal.com/appraisal/norberto-reyes-art
The best info on the artist I’ve found was on Facebook
“ A well-known Western portrait artist, Norberto Reyes. Born in the Philippines in 1942. Settled in Canoga Park, California and became a U.S. Citizen in 1973. President of the American Indian and Cowboy Artist in 1981. Listed: American Indian and Cowboy Artist, Samuels, Southwest Art. Signed lower right “Norberto A. Reyes A.I.C.A”
Norberto gained instant celebrity status when he won a nationwide contest with his portrait of Martin Luther King Jr. in 1968. A year later he painted the Apollo astronauts, Collin and Alden. He loved the west and most of his paintings were of that. He used all sorts of mediums for his work.
After a taste of success as an artist in the Philippines (today 1978) his paintings hang in the Manila Museum of Art.
Reyes had fine credentials as a successful artist, architect, and television director and production designer. In 1977 Reyes celebrated his tenth year in the Unites States by winning seven awards in Western Arty shows, among them the Gold Medal AICA competition, first Prize, May Art Festival, Chris wood Gallery, Temecula California and 1st prize and Best of Show, FFP Western Art Exhibit. His paintings can be seen at the American Indian and Cowboy Artist Society’s annual art exhibition in San Dimas, California, April 18 – 30, 1978 as well as the Desert Magazine Art Gallery in Palm Desert.”
As for possible value I found this from 2013 at JustAnswer “ Reyes is primarily known for "western" images, which is pretty amazing for a Philippines born artist. He was actually the president of the American Cowboy artists during the 80s. You don't see as many deviations from that genre. There have been a few exceptions where he produced some fantastic ocean scenes.

Yours is a more traditional Western portrait. It's extremely well done and the level of detail in the face is amazing. It could be a print. There was a series of about 10 portraits that were printed as a series on high quality paper (sort of like the painting prints that are done on actual canvas). It could be real, but there is a possibility it's a print. Just in case, I can value it both ways.
If it's a print...then based on the size and style and framed, it would have a secondary value around $50 to $100.
If it's an original drawing, then it should have a value in the range of $400 to $600.”
This print https://www.liveauctioneers.com/item/7655719_a-face-of-the-west-print-by... sold for $30 with a $60 -$70 auction estimate.
This charcoal drawing https://www.ebay.com/itm/194277650571?hash=item2d3bd9b08b%3Ag%3A7P4AAOSw... sold on eBay for $175.
There’s two more prints selling on eBay now https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_nkw=Norberto+A.+Reyes+AICA&rt=nc that might be worth following to see what they sell for.

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