Be one of the select few to own Howard Terpning: A Tribute to the Plains People – The Collector’s Edition. This autographed and numbered book comes slip-cased in a rich olive bookcloth, inset with a stamped leather label and is lined with acid-free paper. The book is paired with The Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition of the award-winning Traders Among the Crow. This set will include a complimentary DVD of the new documentary Howard Terpning: Portrait of a Storyteller.
A Special Matching-Number Set Traders Among the Crow received the Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Exceptional Artistic Merit when it was unveiled at the 2012 Masters of the American West Exhibition. Not only will the painting be hanging in the Tribute retrospective this spring, but its creation is the centerpiece of new documentary on Howard’s life.
“The period in this scene is 1848–1850,” explains Howard. “These free traders have left the large fur companies and are working on their own. They have entered the edge of a Crow camp with many trade goods to entice the inhabitants to exchange buffalo robes for gun powder, lead, knives, axes, blankets, tobacco and the various other items displayed on the ground. They use a wagon to carry their goods, and perhaps for transportation because the man with the glengarry hat and a cane has an injured leg. (Wagons were used on the Santa Fe Trail as early as 1821 so by the late 1840s they could be found in many out of the way places throughout the Plains.) Howard made the group small to give the scene a sense of intimacy. Of course, there is no telling how many people are surrounding the group pictured.”
The Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Edition Traders Among the Crow is one of our oversized MasterWork™ Canvases at 35” w x 50” h. The edition is signed by Howard Terpning and its number will match that found in the slip-cased book.
The slipcase for this Collector’s Edition is designed and hand-crafted by artisans here in the United States with archival materials. This beautiful, yet durable, presentation makes it ideal for display. The book itself, from the first printing of Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People, contains a signing page that was incorporated into the interior during the binding process. This signing page makes this edition unique from the rest of the printing, is signed by Howard Terpning and numbered to match your Fine Art Canvas Edition.
The set is made complete by the accompanying copy of the DVD Howard Terpning: Portrait of a Storyteller. Over the course of this documentary, you’ll have the chance to watch the painting of your Fine Art Edition come alive.
Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People – The Collector’s Edition is a triumphant presentation of a spectacular career and essential for any fan or collector.
Tribute to the Plains People
Terpning: Tribute to the Plains People Clothbound Slipcased Book
14" w x 12" h, 184 pages, 126 illustrations
Signed by Howard Terpning and numbered.* Edition: 250.
Traders Among the Crow
MasterWork™ Greenwich Workshop Fine Art Giclée Canvas:
Signed by Howard Terpning and numbered.*
35"w x 50"h (ships unstretched, framing not included). Edition: 250.
Howard Terpning: Portrait of a Storyteller DVD
A documentary covering Howard Terpning’s life as well as the creation of Traders Among the Crow
Book and canvas numbered as a matching set
The larger you can view a Howard Terpning painting, the more impactful it becomes and The Greenwich Workshop Press has set the gold standard in fine art books. TERPNING: Tribute to the Plains People is the most comprehensive collection of Terpning art to date, with over 120 images and 184 oversized pages. The core 90 images from the Autry show are supplemented with over 30 additional paintings personally selected by the artist for this volume. This personal selection of his art from over 35 years, written by fellow Western artist and author Harley Brown, is published on the occasion of his 2012 one-man show at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles.
The text by fellow artist Harley Brown provides a unique artist’s view of Terpning’s oeuvre through discussions of color, composition, inspiration and sheer talent. This is no text book on Plains Indians. Nor is it a “how-to-paint” book but rather an entertaining and informative look at this great master’s work. Once you’ve looked at this book, you will never look at Terpning’s paintings in the same way again. Four chapter essays and over 100 image captions combine the background of the artist with a “how-to look at the painting” perspective that will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of any artist’s work you view.
Each stage of the book preparation from art selection to color proof approval, is done in conjunction with the artist. The digital art files were prepared by our master photographer who has over 25 years of experience in fine art reproduction. The printing is supervised by our book director. TERPNING is printed on a grade A Japanese art paper and bound in real cloth.
Tribute to the Plains People Paintings by Howard Terpning®
Text by Harley Brown
Greenwich Workshop Press Hardcover Book: 14" w x 12" h, 184 pages, 126 illustrations. $85
"This feature-length film delivers an exciting American success story and great entertainment. At a preview screening an audience member was overheard, 'After seeing this, people will realize that Frederick Remington was the Howard Terpning of his time and not the other way around.'
"I believe that the collector who was lucky enough to have purchased the original of Traders Among The Crow at this last winter’s Masters of the American West show now owns what will be one of the most widely recognized Terpning’s ever created. The movie does a fantastic job of merging the creation of this original work with the story of Howard Terpning’s life and career; the creation of art and artist. It makes our Collector’s Edition all the more significant.
"I’ve known Howard Terpning my entire life. I learned more detail about what shaped Howard as a man and as an artist in an hour and a half than I would have thought possible: childhood western experiences, two separate calls to duty, the illustration years and his rise in western art. Certainly, I’ve been aware of these experiences but not with the same clarity and detail.
"As the filmmaker Douglas Thompson told me, 'This is a story about the American experience that could only happen here: the saga of the American Indian; an account of an inspirational American and a chronical of original and significant American art.' I couldn’t agree more.
"To watch this film and then read the book is an inspiring experience."
- Scott Usher, Publisher The Greenwich Workshop
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 Gene Autry Museum.
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 from some powerful Time and Newsweek covers. Film fans praised his movie posters for such classics as The Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago and the re-issue of Gone with theWind.
But his love of the West and Native American traditions saw his transition to fine art. Terpning was a long-time member of the Cowboy Artists of America, which has presented him with Gold and Silver awards, "Best of Show" awards, and "Best Overall Show by a Single Artist" awards more than two dozen times.
His first book, The Art of Howard Terpning won the Wrangler "Outstanding Art Book" award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame. Spirit of the PlainsPeople, his second book, was released in 2001 in conjunction with a one-man show at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art. A third, Tribute to the Plains People, was released in 2012 to celebrate his retrospective at The Autry National Center in Los Angeles.
Cowboy Artists of America
1980 Oil Painting - Silver "Crossing Medicine Lodge Creek"
1980 Drawing - Silver "The Spectators"
1980 Men's Art Council Award "Crossing Medicine Lodge Creek"
1980 Colt Award - Artists' Choice
1981 Oil Painting - Gold "Dust of Many Pony Soldiers"
1981 Drawing - Gold "The Warrior"
1981 Western Art Association Best of Show Award "Dust of Many Pony Soldiers"
1981 Colt Award - Artists' Choice
1982 Oil Painting - Silver "The Scouts of General Crook"
1982 Colt Award - Artists' Choice
1983 Oil Painting - Gold "Medicine Man of the Cheyenne"
1983 Drawing and other Media - Silver "Buffalo Runners"
1983 Colt Award - Artists' Choice
1985 Oil Painting - Gold "Apache Fire Makers"
1985 Other Media - Gold "The Storyteller"
1986 Oil Painting - Gold "Cavalry Scouts"
1986 Other Media - Gold "Wolves"
1986 Colt Award - Artists' Choice
1987 Oil Painting - Gold "Hope Springs Eternal - The Ghost Dance"
1987 Western Art Association Best of Show Award "Hope Springs Eternal - The Ghost Dance"
1988 Mixed Media - Gold "On the Brink"
1989 Oil Painting - Silver "Major North and the Pawnee Battalion"
1990 Stetson Award (Formerly Colt Award) - Artists' Choice
1991 Oil Painting - Gold "Prospectors Among the Blackfeet"
1992 Oil Painting - Gold "Army Regulations"
1992 Drawing and Other Media - Gold "Profile of Wisdom"
1992 CAA Award - Artists' Choice
1993 CAA Award - Artists' Choice
1995 Oil Painting - Gold "Crossing Below the Falls"
1995 CAA Award - Artists' Choice
1995 Best of Show Award “Crossing Below The Falls”
1997 Oil Painting - Silver "The Bonnet Case"
1997 CA Award - Artists Choice
1998 Oil Painting - Gold "Offerings to the Little People"
1998 Gouache - Gold "Whiskey Smugglers"
1998 Drawing and Other Media - Gold "Guarding the Lodge"
1998 CA Award - Artists Choice
1998 Best of Show - Kieckhefer Award "Offerings to the Little People"
2000 Oil Painting - Gold "The Sound of Buffalo"
2000 Water Solubles - Gold "River Crow"
2001 Water Solubles - Gold "Thunder Speaks"
2002 Drawing and Other Media - Silver "Council Mediator"
National Academy of Western Art (N.A.W.A.)
1980 Oil Painting Gold "Stones That Speak"
1981 Prix De West "Moving Day on the Flathead"
1981 Oil Painting Silver "Moving Day on the Flathead"
1992 Remington Award "Against the Cold Maker"
1992 Wrangler Outstanding Art Book Award “Art of Howard Terpning”
1996 Prix De West Award "The Trophy"
1998 Remington Award "The Rivers Gift"
Prix De West Show
2007 Oklahoma Centennial Award "Lady of the House" oil
The Hubbard Art Award of Excellence
1990 Oil Painting Best of Show "Transferring the Medicine Shield"
2000 John Geraghty Award - Contribution to Western Art
2001 Thomas Moran Memorial Award "Ready for the Dance" oil
2004 Masters of the American West Award
"The Forces of Nature Humble All Men" oil
2004 Trustees Purchase Award
2005 Thomas Moran Memorial Award "Camp at the Cougar's Den" oil
2005 Patrons Choice Award
2006 Thomas Moran Memorial Award "Sunset for the Comanche" oil
2007 Thomas Moran Memorial Award
"The Shaman and his Magic Feathers" oil
2008 Thomas Moran Memorial Award “Hard Trails Wore Out More Than Ponies”
2009 Thomas Moran Memorial Award “Journey to the Medicine Wheel” oil
2010 Thomas Moran Memorial Award “The Sound of Distant Bugle” oil
2011 Thomas Moran Memorial Award "Among the Spirits of the Long-Ago People" oil
Eiteljorg Museum of American Western Art
2001 Eiteljorg Award for excellence in American Western art
State of Arizona
2003 Nominated for the Governor's Arts Award in the Artist category.
Briscoe Western Art Museum
2007 1st Governor Brisco Legacy Award
Southwest Art Magazine
2008 Named one of Legends of Fine Art
Marine Corps Combat Artist Hall of Fame Museum
Nighthorse Campbell Indian Medical Center in Denver, Colorado
2008 Honored by Native Americans
Booth Western Art Museum
2009 Lifetime Achievement Award
American Academy of Art, Chicago, IL
2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award