2008/09/14

de Forest Brush Indian Paintings



The White Swan
1885
Russell and Michelle Ball Collection
Oil on Panel

We have had a book called George de Forest Brush:; Recollections of a Joyous Painter, on our bookshelf for 25 years. I hadn't looked at it for quite a while, the illustrations are in black and white.
de Forest Brush (1854/1855–1941) was an American artist who trained with Gérôme in Paris, and travelled extensively in the American West.

I hope to get down to DC to see the just opened exhibit at the National Gallery of his Indian Paintings. In the meantime there is a great online slideshow of images from the exhibit. So wonderful to compare the color images with the b & w ones in our book.


The Revenge (The Escape)
Made in United States
1882
Oil on canvas
16 x 19 1/2 inches (40.6 x 49.5 cm)


George de Forest Brush;: Recollections of a joyous painter by Nancy Douglas Bowditch
Noone House 1970 , ISBN-13: 978-0872330085

Bob always writes interesting reflections and reviews on shows, catalogues and books.

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