Charcoal drawing of a Native American woman removing a garment, 17" by 9 1/2" (24 1/2" by 16 1/2" framed), signed at lower left by noted contemporary American western artist NED JACOB (1938-). Jacob was born in Tennessee and found himself in Montana at a young age, working in Glacier Park. He became acquainted with the well-known Montana artist Ace Powell, who became a mentor. In the 1960's Jacob moved to Taos, New Mexico, where he began to paint in Walter Ufer's old studio. While in northern New Mexico Jacob became friendly with artist Bettina Steinke, from whom he also drew inspiration. A 1979 exhibition in Santa Fe at the old Fenn Galleries (now Nedra Matteucci) saw his successful commercial career underway. Jacob became a member of the Cowboy Artists of America. Today his works appear with some frequency at auctions of high-end western American art.