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Object name: The Battle of Greasy Grass

Accession Number: 6.01

Date : 1996

Gloss: The events of the two-day "Battle of Greasy Grass" near Hardin, Montana unfold in Mardon's artistic reconstruction of historic facts. The artist's unique style is marked by an expressive utilization of stylized figures rendered in rich, intense colors. Mardon studied historical accounts prior to composing the work, and describes the painting as "an artistic, not a literal, representation of the events and movements of troops and is not to scale." His style is influenced by both Indian hide paintings and ledger art.

Dimensions: H: 76 in, width: 136 in

Credit Line: Museum Purchase with funds from the William E. Weiss Memorial Fund, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon H. Barrows, and the Franklin A. West Memorial Fund

Inscription: UL: CEMETARY RIDGE; UC: KEOGH 500/NYE-CARTRIGHT RIDGE; UR: THE BATTLE OF GREASY GRASS/THE LITTLE BIG HORN/SUNDAY/JUNE/2th5 1876/SHARPSHOOTER'S RIDGE/RENO HILL/440/700; center: 5:20/5:20/CUSTER HILL/CALHOUN HILL L/4:30/DEEP RAVINE/DEEP COULEE/MEDICINE TAIL COULEE/WEIR POINT 5:35; CR:WATER CARRIER'S RAVINE/H/D/K; LL: GREASY GRASS/BRULE/SANS ARC/MINNECONJOU/CHEYENNE/OGLALLA/BLACKFEET/HUNKPAPA; LR: Allan Mardon '96

Synopsis: Painting- The Battle of Greasy Grass- Mardon, Allan- oil on linen- wooden frame with painted tin figures- UL: CEMETARY RIDGE; UC: KEOGH 500/NYE-CARTRIGHT RIDGE; UR: THE BATTLE OF GREASY GRASS/THE LITTLE BIG HORN/SUNDAY/JUNE/2th5 1876/SHARPSHOOTER'S RIDGE/RENO HILL/440/700; center: 5:20/5:20/CUSTER HILL/CALHOUN HILL L/4:30/DEEP RAVINE/DEEP COULEE/MEDICINE TAIL COULEE/WEIR POINT 5:35; CR:WATER CARRIER'S RAVINE/H/D/K; LL: GREASY GRASS/BRULE/SANS ARC/MINNECONJOU/CHEYENNE/OGLALLA/BLACKFEET/HUNKPAPA; LR: Allan Mardon '96- LR: Allan Mardon '96

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