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William Acheff ( 1947– )

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William Acheff’s art passion was kindled while living in the San Francisco Bay area when, at age twenty-two, artist Roberto Lupetti invited him to his drawing class. After six months, Acheff moved into his own studio while continuing visits to Lupetti’s studio for criticism and words of wisdom.

Restless, Acheff ventured to Taos in 1973. Armed with classical training, he developed a very distinct style that is widely recognized and admired. He is renowned for his highly realistic still lifes of rich Native American artifacts of the past. The Pueblo Indians of Taos have provided him with inspiring subjects to paint. “Artifacts and traditions of the past,” he explains, “seem to hold more mystical and aesthetic value than those of contemporary times.”

Acheff has shown in major Western art shows: Western Heritage Sale, Artists of America, National Academy of Western Art, The Hubbard Show, Prix de West, Autry Masters of the American West. He is a two time Prix de West Award winner (1989, 2004) and received the Masters of America West Purchase Award in 1998. -From Artist's Website

 

Artist Works

Lot 116
(2008)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Making Tracks (2008)
Oil on Canvas
36 x 24 in
$80,500
Lot 86
(2007)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Straight Arrows (2007)
Oil on Linen
30 x 22 in
$78,400
Lot 75
(2014)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
From the Plains and the Pueblos (2014)
oil on canvas
18 x 24 in
$40,950
Lot 85
(2014)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Ancestors ()
oil on canvas
32 x 22 in
$40,950
Lot 69
(2009)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Sitting in the Morning Light (2009)
oil on canvas
20 x 16 in
$37,375
Lot 198
(2016)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
The Doll with the Red Dress (2016)
oil on canvas
30 x 22 in
$35,100
Lot 32
(2011)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
A Social Visit (2011)
oil on canvas
23 x 14 in
$34,500
Lot 93
(2012)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Taos Fire ()
oil on canvas
16 x 12 in
$20,700
Lot 141
(2014)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Up North ()
oil on canvas
16 x 14 in
$19,890
Lot 33
(2012)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Come Inside (2012)
oil on canvas
22 x 16 in
$19,500
Lot 146
(2010)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Many Crow (2010)
oil on linen
16 x 20 in
$18,400
Lot 125
(2015)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Plains Indian Sheath (2015)
oil on linen
16 x 12 in
$15,210
Lot 98
(2013)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Three Teepees (2013)
oil on canvas
16 x 14 in
$14,040
Lot 92
(2008)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
She Danced Last Summer (2007)
Oil on Canvas
10 x 13 in
$13,800
Lot 175
(2012)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Morning Melody (2012)
oil on canvas
12 x 10 in
$13,800
Lot 14
(2009)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Zuni Pueblo (2009)
oil on canvas
12 x 10 in
$13,225
Lot 131
(2010)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Pueblo Corn (2010)
oil on linen
12 x 9 in
$11,500
Lot 22
(2011)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Trail Tales (2011)
oil on canvas
10 x 9 in
$8,050
Lot 25
(2015)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
San Felipe and Apples ()
oil on linen
7 x 9 in
$6,435
Lot 24
(2016)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Pueblo Women ()
oil on canvas
18 x 10 in
$4,973
Lot 40
(2016)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Green Corn & Green Chili ()
oil on canvas
5 x 7 in
$3,218
Lot 163
(2015)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Wildlife (2015)
oil on canvas
26 1/2 x 20 in
$30,000–$40,000
Lot 345
(2016)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Serranos and Habaneros ()
oil on linen
12 x 28 in
$15,000–$25,000
Lot 174
(2017)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
In Her Footsteps (2017)
oil on canvas
21 1/2 x 15 in
$22,000
Lot 294
(2017)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
About Taos ()
oil on canvas
16 x 12 in
$11,000
Lot 291
(2017)
William Acheff (1947–Present)
Many Trails Walked ()
oil on canvas
12 x 10 in
$11,700