Father and Son, 1980

Trinidad Krystal
(American | Papago | Cahuilla, born 1954)

Location: Washington State Arts Commission, Clallam Bay


Father and Son is an intimate portrait of familial connection, captured by artist Trinidad Krystal. Of his work, Krystal notes "the way I try to utilize photography expressively is very similar to the way people of my native culture used traditional secular song form to express their lives and the events that shaped them."

This artwork is part of Beyond Blue Mountains, a collection that was curated by late Tlingit (Native Alaskan) artist Jim Schoppert. It presents the work of Native American artists of diverse heritage, ideas, materials, and styles. The collection takes an in-depth look at the artists’ unique voices and interpretations of tradition.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Department of Corrections.


Native American photographer and musician Trinidad Krystal (Papago and Cahuilla) captures images of musical artists and portraits of Native American figures. He studied painting at the University of California, Los Angeles, and photography at Santa Monica College.

Material CategoryWork on paper - photograph
MediumSelenium-toned photograph
Dimensions13 1/4 in x 19 in (sheet)
ID NumberWSAC1985.070.000
Acquisition MethodDirect purchase
Artist LocationCalifornia, United States
Location Information
AgencyDepartment of Corrections
Artwork LocationWashington State Arts Commission
Not on display. At ArtsWA pending conservation, framing, re-siting, or return to site.
WA CountyClallam
Site TypeState Agency
Address1830 Eagle Crest Way
Clallam Bay, WA 98326
Geo. Coordinates48.240163, -124.287408
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