Detail View: C. Szwedzicki: The North American Indian Works: Modern Dancer

Work Record ID: 
254
Reproduction Record ID: 
254
Work Class: 
depictions
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
Les peintres indiens d'Amérique
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
American Indian painters
Title Type: 
alternate
Title: 
Modern Dancer
Title Type: 
constructed title
Measurements: 
10.75 x 9.15 in (27.31 x 23.24 cm) on sheet 17.60 x 12.50 in (44.70 x 31.75 cm)
Measurement Type: 
dimensions
Material: 
paper (fiber product)
Material Type: 
support
Inscription: 
Below Image Left: Bushyhead / [Year?]
Inscription: 
Above Image Right: PLANCHE 18 [Plate Number]
Creator: 
Bushyhead, Allan, 1917-
Creator Dates: 
1917-
Creator Nationality: 
Cheyenne (Dzitsistas) // Arapaho (Inunaina)
Creator Name Variant: 
Bear Feathers (Nakowhoadoniulzi)
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Date: 
1950
Repository: 
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type: 
current repository
ID Number: 
18
ID Number Type: 
plate number
ID Number: 
ARB RB Oversize E98.A7 J18 1950 Vol. 1
ID Number Type: 
call number
Style Period: 
Plains Indian
Style Period: 
Indian art--North America
Culture: 
Native American
Culture: 
Cheyenne (Dzitsistas)
Culture: 
Arapaho (Inunaina)
Subject: 
Belts (Clothing)
Subject: 
Braids (Hairdressing)
Subject: 
Breechcloths
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Feathers
Subject: 
Garters
Subject: 
Anklets (Ornaments)
Subject: 
Beadwork
Subject: 
Dancers
Subject: 
Bells
Subject: 
Crow (Costume)
Subject: 
Cuffs (Clothing)
Subject: 
Feather fans
Subject: 
Headbands
Subject: 
Roaches (Hair)
Subject: 
Trailers (Costume)
Subject: 
Bustles
Subject: 
Hair ornaments
Subject: 
Whistles
Subject: 
Sashes (Costume)
Subject: 
Cheyenne dance
Related Work: 
Jacobson, Oscar Brousse, 1882-1966. Les peintres indiens d'Amérique / [par] O. B. Jacobson [et] Jeanne d'Ucel. Nice (France): C. Szwedzicki, 1950.
Description: 
From: American Indian Painters, Vol. 1, p. 15: He[re] we present a painting by Allan Bushyhead, another son of the lordly Cheyennes. His "modern Dancer" is included in this volume because of the beauty of its color and decorative quality, and also because paintings by Bushyhead are rare. He used a figure in a typical modern dance step and transformed it into a design approaching the abstract. Bushyhead is a full blood Oklahoma Cheyenne. He was born in 1917 and "used up" his childhood in Oklahoma. He went to the Indian School in Santa Fe. In the late thirties his work was widely exhibited, even as far afield as Paris, France. As a creative artist he has been rather inactive for several years, which is a great pity as he is unquestionably very talented. He served with the Tenth Army at le-Shima and Okinawa during the war. (Collection, Oscar Brousse Jacobson)
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