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Accession Number:
19.78
Makers
Bama, James
Descriptions
oil on panel
Names
Painting
Subjects
Indian
Date:
1978
Dimensions:
H: 23.375 in, W: 35.375 in, Frame height: 34.5 in, Frame width: 46.625 in
Title:
A Contemporary Sioux Indian
Credit Line:
William E. Weiss Contemporary Art Fund Purchase
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.
Inscription:
LL: Bama 78

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