Painting of a Kiowa man wearing a plains-style headdress. He is pointing to the sky with his right hand while holding a pipe in his left hand. The top and bottom of the painting is decorated with a series of stars and shields. The beginning and ending shield is an artistic rendition of Dohausen's shield. Dohausen was an ancestor of Stephen Mopope and leader of the Kiowa Nation from 1834-1866(?)
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.
|Dimensions||H-100.875 W-40.25 inches|
Stephen Mopope, Dohausen
Native American dancer
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
oil on canvas