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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Bosin, Blackbear
Descriptions
gouache on illustration board
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
mother 5 child 22 earth lodge 2 Landscape 691 Mandan 2
Date:
ca. 1963
Dimensions:
H: 28.375 in, width: 39.875 in, Frame height: 38.375 in, Frame width: 48.5 in
Title:
Mandan Mother and Child
Credit Line:
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Wallick in memory of Wallace C. Ford
Gloss:
Bosin, a Comanche-Kiowa artist, was self-taught but influenced by the Kiowa Five artists. He painted in a flat, decorative style, known today as "traditional Indian painting." He researched tribal histories and was especially fascinated by the Mandan, who were nearly exterminated by smallpox in the 1830s, and portrayed their earth lodges in this painting.
Inscription:
LR: Blackbear Bosin
Signed:
LR: Blackbear Bosin
Accession Number:
13.74

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