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VERSO
Signed and titled
Exhibition label, Gilcrease Rendezvous

Describing this painting the artist wrote, “When I began this painting I considered a background in shadow ... all pine trees ... a dark area above the grass. I had done a careful drawing, but not in value. When I brushed on the paint, obviously that was not going to work at all. So after fiddling with it, I realized that the picture needed a feeling of vast space back there, so in light value I carried those hills off into the distance. This party of Sioux Warriors is rather pitifully armed, flintlocks and such. One of the warriors has a telescope and he is peering at a tower of dust rising far away. He sees that the dust is raised by a large body of cavalrymen, or in Indian thinking, pony soldiers.”

AWARDS
First (Gold Award) for oil painting, Cowboy Artists of America, 1981
Best of Show, Cowboy Artists of America, 1981
Colt Award (Artists’ Choice), Cowboy Artists of America, 1981

PROVENANCE
The Artist
[Cowboy Artists of America, Phoenix, AZ]
Private Collection, Calgary, Alberta 1981

EXHIBITED
Cowboy Artists of America Sixteenth Annual Exhibition, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ, Oct 30 - Nov 22, 1981
Gilcrease Rendezvous, Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, OK, May 3 - July 7, 1985

LITERATURE
Exhibition catalog, Cowboy Artists of America 1982 (Phoenix, AZ: Phoenix Art Museum, 1982), p 54, illustrated
Don Dedera, Howard Terpning: The Storyteller (Trumbull, CT: The Greenwich Workshop, Inc., 1989), pp 138-39, illustrated
Elmer Kelton, (Trumbull, CT: The Greenwich Workshop, Inc., 1992), frontispiece, pp 139-39, illustrated

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