C. Szwedzicki: The North American Indian Works

C. Szwedzicki: The North American Indian Works is a collection of 364 images and 6 texts. Between 1929 and 1952 C. Szwedzicki, a publisher in Nice, France, produced six portfolios of North American Indian art. The publications were edited by American scholars Oscar Brousse Jacobson, Hartley Burr Alexander and Kenneth Milton Chapman. Many of the images were published as pochoir prints which are similar in appearance to silk screen prints. These works represent original works by 20th Century American Indian artists. Important documentation of the Battle of the Little Big Horn is provided in the reproduction of the now lost ledger art of Amos Bad Heart Bull.

The contents of this collection are drawn primarily from holdings of the Archives & Rare Books Library, University of Cincinnati Libraries, but also include materials from the Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County and the Yale Collection of Western Americana.

Text from The North American Works

Searchable PDF versions of the text of the six portfolios are available by clicking on the Show/Hide button, as well as an introductory essay written for this online collection by Janet Catherine Berlo, Professor of Art History and Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester, New York. The essay includes links to images and can be used as a navigational tool to the collection.

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View Text Berlo, Janet Catherine, The Szwedzicki Portfolios: Native American Fine Art and American Visual Culture, 1917-1952. Cincinnati: University of Cincinnati Libraries, 2008. [This introductory essay, written for this online collection, includes links to images and can be used as a navigational tool to the collection.]
View Text Jacobson, Oscar Brousse, 1882-1966. Kiowa Indian Art: watercolor paintings in color by the Indians of Oklahoma; the introduction by Oscar Brousse Jacobson. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, [c1929]. [Original portfolio in the Archives and Rare Books Library, UC Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, ARB RB Oversize E98.A7 J17.]
View Text Alexander, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939. Pueblo Indian painting; 50 reproductions of watercolor paintings by Indian artists of the New Mexican pueblos of San Ildefonso and Sia, with introduction and notes by Dr. Hartley Burr Alexander. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, [c1932]. [Original portfolio in the Western Americana Collection, Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, BEIN 1971 Folio 574.]
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Chapman, Kenneth Milton, 1875-1968. Pueblo Indian Pottery; 50 reproductions in color from specimens in the famous collection of the Indian arts fund, with introduction and notes by Kenneth M. Chapman. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, [1933-1936]. [Original portfolio in the Archives and Rare Books Library, UC Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, ARB RB Oversize E98.P8 C5.]
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Alexander, Hartley Burr, 1873-1939. Sioux Indian painting. With introduction and notes by Hartley Burr Alexander. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, [1938]. [Original portfolio in the Archives and Rare Books Library, UC Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, ARB RB Oversize E98.A7 S568 1938.]
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Jacobson, Oscar Brousse, 1882-1966. Les peintres indiens d'Amérique / [par] O. B. Jacobson [et] Jeanne d'Ucel. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, 1950. [Original portfolio in the Archives and Rare Books Library, UC Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, ARB RB Oversize E98.A7 J18 1950.]
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Jacobson, Oscar Brousse, 1882-1966. North American Indian Costumes: (1564-1950) / Illustrations by Oscar Howe. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, 1952. [Original portfolio in the Art & Music Department, Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County, Cincinnati, Ohio, R391 ffJ17.]