Co-founded by Harrison Begay, the Navajo artist born in 1917, A. Hamilton Mencher and Charles Barrows, Tewa Enterprises published original silkscreen prints. Its purpose was to promote art produced by Native American artists.
According to Mr. Mencher “All of Tewa’s runs consisted of 2000 impressions of high quality paper using the best quality Nazda silkscreen paints.”
Often on the back is printed “Copyright, Tewa Enterprises, Santa Fe, New Mexico”. A different screen was utilized to produce each of the colors, generally printed one per day.
Many prints were produced during the 1950’s. Gerald Nailor is an artist whose work was translated into screenprints, Harrison Begay and Allan Houser are two others.
The above information was gained from Art of the Print.com owned by Greg & Connie Peters
Corinne Cain of www.SavvyCollector.com