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Catalog Number 2000.021.001
Object Name Painting
Artist Bama, James
Title Winter Hunting Blackfoot Indian
Date 1995
Medium watercolor
Description Native American man dressed in a heavy fur coat, standing and holding a fur covered quiver that has a bow in it; attached to the bow are scalps; also wearing a fur hat with a feather in it.

James Bama was born in New York in 1926. He grew up liking the art of comic strips. Following his training at the Art Students League in illustration, he spent twenty-two years working as a commercial artist. In 1968 he moved to Wyoming and began to draw and paint the cowboys, ranch hands, Indians, and rodeo riders who lived nearby. Bama uses both models and takes numerous photographs. Using a very photographic style he reproduces every scar and wrinkle of his often-craggy subjects.

This Blackfoot Indian exhibits the heavy fur clothing needed in the northern mountain country where his people live and hunt. The fur quiver protects his bow

James Bama was born in New York and grew up liking the art of comic strips. He went to the Art Students League to study illustration. Bama spent twenty-two years
working as a commercial artist. He is considered the top of the photo-realism school of art.

Although in Frontier times, a woman would never wear an eagle feathered war bonnet, today's rodeo performers make use of the colorful aspects of this full trailer headdress for a young Native American entertainer.
Dimensions H-40.75 W-30 D-1.37 inches
Height (in) 40.75
Width (in) 30
Depth (in) 1.37
Dimension Details 27.50 (h) x 18.75 (w) unframed
Imagefile 001\2000.021.001.JPG