Go West!

We spent the day of New Year’s Eve touring the Go West show at the High Museum in Atlanta. Included are several important pieces by Bierstadt, Moran, Remington, and N.C. Wyeth among others.

Henry Inman

Henry Inman

American, 1801-1846
Coosa-Tustunnuggee (Creek), ca. 1831-1834
Oil on canvas
Collection of Ann and Tom Cousins, Atlanta, Georgia
308.2005

Between 1821 and 1828, Thomas McKenney, Superintendent of the Bureau of Indian Affairs, commissioned portraits of Native American leaders on their visits to Washington, DC, to negotiate for tribal sovereignty. These twenty-four portraits of mostly southern leaders originally were hung en masse with dozens of other paintings as the Indian Gallery. Many of the tribes represented by the leaders pictured here were relocated in the wake of the Indian Removal Act (1830) that forced the western migration of southeastern tribes.

About Denis

A graduate of the University of Georgia’s Lamar Dodd School of Art; I have been drawing and painting ever since I can remember. I have always been inspired by the art of Romantic painters such as Eugene Delacroix, John Constable and W.M. Turner. I consider myself a modern Romantic seeking to capture the emotion or feeling of a subject above all else. Charles Baudelaire described Romanticism as "...situated neither in choice of subject nor exact truth, but in the way of feeling".
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