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" CROW COUNTRY "
100 s/n Giclee Canvas
Crow Country was a land truly blessed by Akba'tat-di'a (the Maker of Everything). At the height of their power,it consisted of some of the most stunning landscape in all of North America. Their territory extended from the Black Hills of North Dakota across Montana to headwaters of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming. A dynamic combination of buffalo-laden Plains, thriving forests, mountain peaks and fertile valleys.
“My goal for this painting was to show a tranquil camp scene in a beautiful setting as a backdrop for a war party leaving to raid an enemy camp and perhaps steal some horses if the opportunity presented itself,” says Howard Terpning. “Normally, warriors heading for enemy camps to steal ponies would travel on foot and then ride the captured ponies back to their own camp, but they usually did what the leader of the war party wanted to do.”
Crow Country was one of the two stars of the recent Heritage Western & California Art Signature Auction in Dallas, TX. The only work commanding a higher price was Terpning’s own Plunder from Sonora. As stated by Ed Beardsley, Vice President of Fine & Decorative Arts at Heritage, “Not only did we offer some of the most recognizable names in Western art, it was arguably some of their finest work and observant buyers recognized that. It was a standing room only crowd bringing lovers of great Western and California art to Heritage’s world headquarters.” The auction included works of Bierstadt, Russell, Leigh and Fechin.
Crow Country is an oversize MasterWork Fine Art Canvas, a 43” x 28” tribute to a time and place when the people and the land were one.
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