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Catalog Number 2000.011.005
Object Name Painting
Artist Leighton, Kathryn Woodman
Title The Referee
Medium oil on canvas
Description Native American chief wearing a headdress and holding a feather, sitting on the floor with his legs crossed.

This painting is a portrait of a Native American wearing a traditional Plains outfit including warbonnet and warshirt. The subject holds an eagle tail fan that has been modernized with a peacock feather. The painting shows Leighton's command of color and drawing.

A Blackfoot Chief sits for his portrait in war shirt, shell necklace and warbonnet. He also holds his eagle tail fan, which is decorated with peacock feathers.

Leighton was born in Plainfield, New Hampshire and studied art at Massachusetts Normal Art School. She moved to southern California in 1910 and established a studio and continued her studies at Stickney Art School of Pasadena, California.
Dimensions H-51 W-43 inches
Height (in) 51
Width (in) 43
Dimension Details 43.75 (h) x 36 (w) unframed
Imagefile 001\2000.011.005.JPG