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Photos or watercolors???

Studying these images can lead one to believe they're photographs. Not so! These extraordinary images are actually watercolors in the collection of our Whitney Western Art Museum and depict Plains Indian objects of the mid-20th century. Carl W. Spohr Sr. was an artist whose son, Adolf Spohr, gathered one of the most important collections of Plains objects. Between 1924 and 1926, Carl completed 51 watercolors of objects in his son's collection. Notice the detail-extraordinary, no? Which one is your favorite?

A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Marg2309


Untitled - Winneb...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Beaded...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Detail...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Indian...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Two be...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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untitled - Winneb...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Two In...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Three ...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Cree p...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Sioux ...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Cheyen...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Middle...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Ute ba...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Detail...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Three ...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Single...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Woven ...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Sioux ...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Two be...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Two el...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Two el...
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Untitled - Two se...
Spohr, Carl W. Sr | Painting...
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Untitled - Two be...
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