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Catalog Number 2007.089.001
Object Name Painting
Collection Southwestern OSU
Date 1931
Tribe Kiowa
Artist Stephen Mopope
Description 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
Material Oil/canvas/masonite
People Stephen Mopope, Dohausen
Search Terms Kiowa chief
Kiowa Five
Native American dancer
headdress
Southwestern Oklahoma State University
painting
oil on canvas
artwork
Title Kiowa Chief
Category Historical Art