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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Scholder, Fritz 6
Descriptions
oil on canvas 335
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Indians 131 Custers Last Stand George Armstrong Custer
Date:
1969
Dimensions:
Frame height: 34.25 in, Frame width: 44 in, width: 40 in, H: 29.75 in
Title:
Custer & 20,000 Indians
Credit Line:
Gift of Janis and Wiley T. Buchannan III
Gloss:
In the past, artistic representations of the story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn have focused on the noble valor of George Armstrong Custer and his men. Contemporary reevaluations look at the event in new ways. Scholder, an artist of native descent, has adapted his figure of Custer from the first newspaper illustration that reported the battle in 1876, but he has taken a modern, satirical approach.
Remarks:
oil on canvas, "Custer & 20,000 Indians," Fritz Scholder, 1969
Accession Number:
7.08

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