Saturday, 23 February 2013

George Catlin at NPG

The next TERRA-supported exhibition of American art to be opened in London looks a good'un. From 7 March to 23 June the National Portrait Gallery will be showing George Catlin: American Indian Portraits, admission free (CLICK). Over 50 of Catlin's paintings of Amerindians and their customs will be on display together for the first time outside the USA since the 1840s. This is one of the most extensive, evocative and important records of indigenous peoples ever made. Above is Catlin's portrait of Wash-ka-mon-ya, Fast Dancer, A Warrior, Iowa (1844). The show has been organised in collaboration with the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington. To see more, CLICK for George Catlin: The Complete Works.


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