Apr 4, 2011

#6 Geronimo- Apache

10 x 8 oil on canvas panel

I decided the best way to end this series was to paint the most infamous Native Amierican of all--Geronimo.  It is from a photograph Edward S. Curtis took in 1905, 4 years before Geronimo's death.  He was a ferocious Apache warrior who did all he could to fend off the encroaching settlement of land by outsiders.  Eventually, he succumed and surrendered.  Late in life he was reduced to travelling around to fairs making what he could off of his celebrity status.