Zoray Andrus

Zoray Andrus, enamel painting, Paiute Camp in Snow, 1953
Zoray Andrus, enamel painting, Paiute Camp in Snow, 1953
Zoray Andrus, enamel painting, Paiute Camp in Snow, 1953
Zoray Andrus, enamel painting, Paiute Camp in Snow, 1953
Zoray Andrus, enamel painting, Paiute Camp in Snow, 1953
Zoray Andrus, enamel painting, Paiute Camp in Snow, 1953

Zoray Andrus

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Paiute Camp in Snow, 1953

  • Enamel on board

  • Frame: 24" high x 27.5” wide

  • Signature: Signed and dated lower right; title, name, date, and artist’s Virginia City address inscribed on reverse

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About the work

Zoray Andrus was among the first professional artists in Nevada to concentrate on contemporary abstract painting. Her imagery has been described as “adventuresome-stylistically varied,” and the painting “Paiute Camp in Snow” is a rare example of just such a work. 

A native of Alameda, California, Zoray Andrus (1908 - 1990) attended California College of Arts and Crafts in Oakland, and studied with a number of influential artists, including Hans Hoffman at the University of California–Berkeley. 

In 1935 Andrus was on the Comstock and thereafter opened the Welcome Grant gallery where she exhibited works by regional artists. She lived and painted in Virginia City and Carson City for some twenty years.

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