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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 … and when 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
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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. “There’s 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 Howard’s original paintings have sold for over one million dollars each,
most recently at the Settler’s West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona last fall.Terpning’s paintings are valuable not only for their masterful artistry, but also for their historical significance. “I think it’s 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 d’Alene Art Auction in Reno, Nevada; the Altermann Galleries in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Settler’s West Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Our Fine Art Editions of Howard Terpning’s 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.

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Medicine Shields of the Blackfoot
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Vanishing Pony Tracks
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