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VERSO
Label, Cowboy Hall of Fame Gaylord Broadcasting Collection
Exhibition label, Indian Hill Historical Museum

According to Julie Schimmel in Henry Farny Paints the Far West, “...Farny’s upbringing in a politically aware family, and his familiarity with the conditions of Indian life on the reservations, shaped a number of the images he created like none painted by any other western American artist. If Farny’s Indian figures appear immobilized, so were the reservation Indians whose lives he witnessed. Federal rations had replaced wild game and plants. Increasingly, log cabins replaced wigwams, clothing was store-bought, and English and Christianity taught in boarding schools eroded spiritual traditions and language. While tribal governance and customs certainly would not disappear, the past could never be revisited—except in art.”

PROVENANCE
Collection of Charles Williams, gifted to
Xavier University, Cincinnati, OH 1975
Private Collection, New Orleans, LA 1978
Oklahoma Publishing Company, Oklahoma City, OK
Private Collection, TX

EXHIBITED
Henry F. Farny, Indian Hill Historical Museum Association, Cincinnati, OH, 1975, #28 National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, OK
Masterworks by Henry Farny, Ira Spanierman, Inc., New York, NY, Oct 15 - Nov 13, 1981

LITERATURE
Exhibition catalog, Charles Baltzer, Henry F. Farny (Cincinnati, OH: Indian Hill Historical Museum Association, 1975), no 28, illustrated halftone
Denny Carter, Henry Farny (New York, NY: Watson-Guptill Publications in cooperation with the Cincinnati Art Museum, 1978), p 179, illustrated
Exhibition catalog, Masterworks by Henry Farny (New York, NY: Ira Spanierman, Inc., 1981), p 14, illustrated

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