Nectar of the Gods
by Howard Terpning®
The Crow Indians (also known as Absaroka or Apsaalooke)
historically lived in the Yellowstone River valley. In the middle
of the 19th century a Crow man could stop at any stream and drink
waters as pristine as they were when they first began to flow thousands
of millennia before. Plentiful and pure, the Crow were thankful
for its sweet and constant presence.
While his companions remain alert to their surroundings, a man pauses
to quench his thirst and rest his horses before continuing across
the stream. People might question the wisdom of a man drinking
water from a creek downstream from approaching horses, says
Howard Terpning. Perhaps, a war party from a rival tribe is
in the area and expedience is the better part of valor.The important
thing to remember is that
the Nectar of the Gods was abundant
men were thirsty, they drank.
Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
limited to 325 s/n.
40"w x 32"h (unstretched).
$1950 | $2230 CDN | £1260
Arriving February 2007
Howard Terpning®: An Elusive Prize
For over thirty years, artist Howard Terpning has contributed to
the canon of Western art. His dynamic,
authentic portraits of various Native American Plains people have
received both critical and public acclaim and have earned him the
title Storyteller of the Native American. Collectors
treasure his paintings for the timeless stories they tell.The
more I study the American Indian, the more intrigued I become,
says Terpning. Theres always another story waiting to
be told and I feel it is a privilege to be able to paint it.
Within the last year, three of Howards original paintings
have sold for over one million dollars each,
most recently at the Settlers West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona
last fall.Terpnings paintings are valuable not only for their
masterful artistry, but also for their historical significance.
I think its important to tell the story of the Plains
Indians, says Howard, because their history is our history
part of our heritage. The history of the West is the only
history America has that is uniquely our own. Terpning originals
are hard to see, much less own. Collectors buy them up as quickly
as they become available. Here are some of the few locations they
can be found in 2007: the Masters of the American West Exhibition
at the Autry National Center; the Prix de West Exhibition at the
National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum in Oklahoma City; the
Coeur dAlene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada; the Altermann Galleries
in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Settlers West Gallery in Tucson,
Arizona. Our Fine Art Editions of Howard Terpnings works disappear
into the homes of collectors almost as quickly as do his originals.
Hesitate too long on your decision to possess one and the opportunity
is sure to pass you by.
|Also by Howard Terpning...
Medicine Shields of the Blackfoot
by Howard Terpning
Vanishing Pony Tracks
by Howard Terpning