cartoonish style; three Native American painted in multicolors, each seated on a white horse with teeth bared, and brightly-colored manes and lips; pastel yellow, blue and green sky with blue-edged white forms and a pink, red, blue and yellow target in URC

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The Delegation, 2008

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Gift of Bill and Krista Thorburnexpand_more  2017.94.5

Anishinaabe artist Jim Denomie depicts Plains Indians on horseback staring directly at the viewer, a gentle tease to 19th century Native American portraiture found in Western American art. The Delegation contains Denomie’s characteristic style of loose brush strokes and distilled animate figures, yet uses creamy and light pastel colors rather than his traditional bold hues.

Details
Title
The Delegation
Artist Life
(Ojibwe), born 1955
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2017.94.5
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cartoonish style; three Native American painted in multicolors, each seated on a white horse with teeth bared, and brightly-colored manes and lips; pastel yellow, blue and green sky with blue-edged white forms and a pink, red, blue and yellow target in URC

© Jim Denomie

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