Object name: A Contemporary Sioux Indian
Accession Number: 19.78
Date : 1978
Gloss: In western art the Indian is often portrayed as a character from the past. Using a realist style, Bama portrayed a contemporary Indian who maintains a relationship with the past but has to find his place in the white man's world. The message on the wall behind the subject echoes the artist's theme of the nonacceptance of Indians in mainstream American society.
Dimensions: H: 23.375 in, W: 35.375 in, Frame height: 34.5 in, Frame width: 46.625 in
Credit Line: William E. Weiss Contemporary Art Fund Purchase
Inscription: LL: Bama 78
Synopsis: Painting- A Contemporary Sioux Indian- Bama, James- oil on panel- Indian- LL: Bama 78
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A Contemporary Sioux Indian by James Bama
Native culture is an integral part of the American West today.
I've always loved the emotion in this painting.
"A Contemporary Sioux Indian" by James Bama