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Catalog Number 2000.007.002
Object Name Painting
Artist Vann, Bobb
Title The Victorio Campaign
Date 1993
Medium oil on canvas
Description Three African American soldiers shooting behind a mountain ridge. (Buffalo Soldiers)

This painting shows 2nd Lt. Henry O. Flipper who was the first Black officer to be assigned to the 10th U.S. Cavalry. "The Buffalo Soldiers" as this Black unit was called, out of respect by the Plains Indians, was hot on the heels of Apache renegades under the leadership of the feared Victorio.

Bobb Vann was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. A stint in the U.S.Army was followed by studying art and working as an illustrator in the tri-state area of New York, Pennsylvania, and Washington D.C

Victorio was leader of the Mimbreno and Warm Springs Apaches and left a bloody trail across the Southwest and Northern Mexico in the years of 1879 and 1880. He fought alongside Chocise and Mangas Colorados and by many was considered their equal.
Dimensions H-27.5 W-39.62 inches
Height (in) 27.5
Width (in) 39.62
Dimension Details 24 (h) x 36 (w) unframed
Imagefile 001\2000.007.002.JPG