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Catalog Number 1980.082.019
Object Name Painting
Collection OHS Purchase
Date c. 1930's
Tribe Arapaho
Artist Sweezy, Carl (Arapaho)
Description Watercolor painting by Carl Sweezy (1881-1953) "Bison Hunter Arapahoe." Indian on a brown horse shooting a bow and arrow at a bison who is running along side. Figures are painted on a beige background.
Dimensions H-17.5 W-26.5 inches
Material Watercolor/Paper/Wood/Plex
Provenance Carl Sweezy was born on the Cheyenne Arapaho Reservation in Indian Territory. He attended the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School and became interested in art when a teacher gave him a box of watercolors as a gift when he was 14. Sweezy worked with anthropologist James Mooney as an illustrator. He was a tribal policeman and professional baseball player as well as a self-taught artist. His works were very detailed and primarily depicted traditional cultural ceremonies and battles.
People Sweezy, Carl
Search Terms bison
buffalo
bison hunter
painting
Title "Bison Hunter"
Category Historical Art