by James Bama
Although Lloyd Chavez is a Mountain Ute, he poses here with traditional Shoshone Indian accoutrements. Artist James Bama found him to be a particularly striking model and painted him four times over the years, here with a sparrow hawk tied in his hair, a seashell necklace draped across his neck and a deerskin quiver slung across his back.
The animal hide stretched behind Chavez is covered in paintings depicting Indian dances, a buffalo hunt and a captured American flag. In the absence of a written language, such paintings recorded events in the life of an individual or family. Sometimes the paintings were done in calendar style, visually recounting the highlights of each passing year. The paintings often decorated a warrior’s tepee, so that all who passed could recognize the great deeds of the warrior within.
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Anniversary Giclée
Edition not to exceed 100 s/n.
20"w x 20"h.
White Water Passage
by Howard Terpning
“When the American West was truly wild country,” says artist Howard Terpning, “sometimes traveling on horseback was very difficult, if not impossible. Dense forests, and fallen timbers often required riders to dismount and lead their horses through a passage that under normal conditions wouldn’t even be considered. In this case, these Crow warriors have found the forest so dense that passing through on horseback was out of the question, so their line of least resistance was forging ahead through icy cold water and slippery boulders.
“I enjoy painting water for a great many reasons, particularly white water. As an artistic device it creates
drama and tension and draws the viewer’s eye through the scene. I wanted to express the motion of these
travelers and the dangers they faced. Capable, resilient and experienced though these men might have been,
the great force of the rushing waters posed quite a threat to them and their laden horses as they crossed.”
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 275 s/n.
34"w x 40"h (unstretched).