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Catalog Number 2007.089.002
Object Name Painting
Collection Southwestern OSU
Date 1931
Tribe Kiowa
Artist Stephen Mopope
Description Painting of a Kiowa chicken dancer, a style of dancing popular in the 30's and 40's. He is wearing light green long handled underwear, a set of red dance aprons, a bustle, roach, and two roach feathers.
Dimensions H-100.125 W-40.25 inches
Material Oil/Canvas/Masonite
Provenance Painting by Stephen Mopope (1898-1974) who was one of the "Kiowa Five" artists who achieved international recognition during the late 1920's -1930's under the direction of Oscar Jacobson at the University of Oklahoma. Their style was characterized by flat, 2 dimensional figures against a neutral background and was a progression from traditional hide painting and also ledger art.
People Mopope, Stephen
Search Terms Kiowa Five
Kiowa chicken dancer
Native American
oil on canvas
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Title Kiowa Chicken Dancer
Category Historical Art