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

Work Record ID: 
275
Reproduction Record ID: 
275
Work Class: 
depictions
Work Type: 
print
Title: 
Les peintres indiens d'Amérique
Title Type: 
collective title
Title: 
American Indian painters
Title Type: 
alternate
Title: 
Buffalo Dancer
Title Type: 
constructed title
Measurements: 
12.15 x 6.30 in (30.86 x 16.00 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 Right: Wo / Peen
Inscription: 
Above Image Right: PLANCHE 39 [Plate Number]
Creator: 
Gonzales, Louis, 1907-1990
Creator Dates: 
1907-1990
Creator Nationality: 
San Ildefonso
Creator Name Variant: 
Medicine Mountain (Wo Peen)
Creator Type: 
personal name
Creator Role: 
painter
Date: 
1950
Location: 
San Ildefonso Pueblo (N.M.)
Repository: 
Archives and Rare Books Library, University Libraries, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
Repository Type: 
current repository
ID Number: 
ARB RB Oversize E98.A7 J18 1950 Vol. 2
ID Number Type: 
call number
ID Number: 
39
ID Number Type: 
plate number
Style Period: 
Indian art--North America
Style Period: 
Pueblo (Native American style)
Culture: 
Native American
Culture: 
San Ildefonso
Subject: 
Belts (Clothing)
Subject: 
Face painting
Subject: 
Feathers
Subject: 
Garters
Subject: 
Moccasins
Subject: 
Anklets (Ornaments)
Subject: 
Armbands
Subject: 
Body painting
Subject: 
Dancers
Subject: 
Horned headdresses
Subject: 
Bells
Subject: 
Rattles
Subject: 
Kilts
Subject: 
Bows (Weapons)
Subject: 
San Ildefonso dance
Subject: 
Animal headdresses--Bison, American
Subject: 
Buffalo dance (San Ildefonso)
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. 2, p. 5: Born in 1907, Wo Peen could look forward to a splendid career, "But when I was just about at the top, I lost my right arm, and was set back. I have trained myself to paint with my left hand and have won several prizes at the Gallup Ceremonials." With quiet courage, Wo Peen has overcome his heartbreaking handicap. But the last decade has heaped responsibility and burdens that leave the painter little time or energy for his art work. There were the war years when those, like Wo Peen, who could not enter the service, carried on with their work and that of the young men gone to fight. For the second time Wo Peen is governor of his pueblo, an honor he finds very demanding. Wo Peen's work has been exhibited all over the United States, from New York to Los Angeles, the Chicago World's Fair, the Santa Fe Museum, and other galleries. He made a mural painting for the YWCA building at Springfield, Mass. When in his early twenties and remarkably handsome, Wo Peen served as a model for the statue "The Dreamer" by Philip S. Sears. He posed wearing the magnificent headgear of the Plains tribes, the war bonnet, showing that even the peaceful Pueblos look well in this martial garment. For some years Wo Peen toured the country in a repertoire of Indian songs and dances. His "Buffalo Dancer" represents his earlier manner. (Collection, University of Oklahoma) Map references: San Ildefonso Pueblo (N.M.)
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