About the Artist
George de Forest Brush (1854/1855–1941) lived among the Arapahoe and Shoshone in Wyoming and the Crow in Montana for more than a year and composed paintings based on his time there. He initially expressed a desire to explore in his paintings experiences common to all, such as the grief of the woman in Mourning Her Brave, his first major success. But his agenda was more complicated and the figure of the Indian became a metaphor through which he could address his concern that a nation racing toward modernism was losing its regard for art born of craft and tradition.
- 24 x 36 inches