Thursday, May 26, 2016

Native American Biographies: Carl Sweezy: Arapaho Artist

Carl Sweezy was a pioneer in using Native American art style and moving it from book-style ledger drawing to devoting the Native American style.  He was employed by James Mooney, Smithsonian Museum anthropologist to restore old  shields and copy designs.  Mooney liked his style of painting and encouraged him to continue.  He depicted buffalo hunts Sun Dance, Little Big Horn and ceremonies.  He detailed Native American dress.  His paintings are displayed at the National Museum of the American Indian and many venues in Oklahoma.

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