Sunday, 15 February 2015

George Catlin - Sioux War Council

This painting was painted by George Catlin in 1848. It depicts the Sioux war council gathered debating a topic of some sort. This isn't showing the great American Landscape but is one of the first paintings and evidence of the native people of America.  George Catlin journeyed the American West five times during the 1830's and was the first artist to visually record any sign of Native Americans. These paintings were taken around the country to create an accurate and scientific account of these people, though shunned by the American people Catlin took his work abroad i.e. Europe where it received a much more welcoming reception by critics and the general public.

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