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Howard Terpning - Crow Country -  MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION Published by the Greenwich Workshop

"Crow Country" was a land truly blessed by Akba'tat-di'a (the Maker of Everything). At the height of Crow power, their territory consisted of some of the most stunning landscapes in all of North America. Extending from the Black Hills of North Dakota across Montana to the headwaters of the Yellowstone River in Wyoming, Crow country was 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 of lovers of great Western and California art at Heritage’s world headquarters.” The auction included works of Bierstadt, Russell, Leigh and Fechin.

"Crow Country" is an oversized MasterWork™ Fine Art Canvas, a 43" x 28" tribute to a time and place when the people and the land were one.

Crow Country
by Howard Terpning

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MASTERWORK CANVAS EDITION
Image size: 43"w x 28"h.
Limited Edition of: 100
$1,450.00



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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 Art’s 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 — 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 artist’s 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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