Jan 21, 2011

Three Eagles-Nez Perce

10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

I came across the awesome work of Edward S. Curtis who photographed thousands of Native Americans in the late 1800's and early 1900's.  He wanted to capture a vanishing race.  His work, I believe, stands as the best of his time in capturing the soul of the people who lived on this land for centuries. 

So this is the first in a series of paintings I'm doing to honor Curtis as well as the people he photographed.  It's an old Nez Perce cheif named Three Eagles.

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