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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
bison hunter
Title "Bison Hunter"
Category Historical Art