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Howard Terpning - Far Seeing Glass -  MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION Published by the Greenwich Workshop


          Far Seeing Glass
by Howard Terpning

$1,950.00

MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION
Limited Edition of: 75
Image Size: 39"w x 29"h.
Published: December 2011


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Who, or what, does this Blackfoot warrior search for in the valley below? Has news of an enemyís war party reached camp? Are they war party scouts them-selves? Is the cavalry on the move? Perhaps, he spies buffalo or game?

This rock formation is west of the Madison range in Montana, not all that distant from Yellowstone National Park. The Blackfoot people would often travel through this area and camp at various sites. A vantage point such as this, offering both concealment and scope of vision, would be the location of choice for any scout in the area. The monocular scope the warrior is using was a much sought after tool that was highly prized for obvious reasons. The Native Americans were quick to adopt whatever white man goods that they found useful.

Howard Terpning has staged "Far Seeing Glass" to leave little doubt in our minds that something has caught the eye of these two braves. He has been just as careful not to answer what that is. As a master craftsman, Howard invites us into the painting through the beauty of his design and execution. As a master storyteller, he gives us ownership of the work by having us complete the story and determine just what it is they see.

"Far Seeing Glass" is a prime example as to why Howard Terpning is held in such high regard by critics, collectors and fellow artists alike. This oversized, MasterWork Canvas will be made available in a Fine Art Edition of only 75 pieces, each is signed by Howard. When you purchase a Greenwich Workshop Limited Edition Fine Art Canvas, you possess the best of the best.




Howard Terpning
Quite simply, Howard Terpning is one of the most lauded painters of Western art. His awards are so numerous and he is honored with them so often, that to list them would require changing the count every few months. To name three would be to cite the highest prizes awarded to Western art: countless awards from the Cowboy Artists of America, the Hubbard Art Award for Excellence, the National Academy of Western Artís Prix de West and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Autry National Center. Why such praise? Passion, compassion, devotion and respect for his subject matter, extraordinary talent in palette and brushstroke, an exceptional ability to evoke emotion both in his paintings and from those viewing them ó all this and more has made Terpning the "Storyteller of the Native American." Born in Illinois and educated at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the American Academy of Art, he first gained attention with his captivating advertising and story illustrations. Film fans praised his movie posters for such classics as The Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago and the re-issue of Gone with the Wind. But his love of the West and Native American traditions saw his transition to fine art. Terpning is an Emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America, active for 22 years, during which time he was presented with a total of 41 awards. His book, The Art of Howard Terpning won the Wrangler "Outstanding Art Book" award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Terpning was recently honored with a one-man show at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, Indiana featuring 30 of the artistís most distinguished works where he was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award. This career milestone was further celebrated with the publication of Spirit of the Plains People (2001, Greenwich Workshop Press). Terpning is the recipient of the Autry National Center, 2005 Masters of the American West Thomas Moran Memorial Award, given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit for painting.

 

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