While he was an unabashed supporter of the U.S. Army, even terming the Sand Creek massacre justifiable, Remington, toward the end of his brief life, did develop sympathy for the plight of Native Americans and the loss of their lands and heritage. He wrote a couple of novels and a Broadway play dealing with the story of a half-Indian, half-white protagonist and his difficulty finding a place in the world dominated by white men. While Remington had often portrayed Native Americans as savages and enemies of civilization and made conspicuously racist statements, he nonetheless remained ambivalent about efforts to make...
Created by: Remington, Frederic
Frank Duveneck (1848-1919) was one of the earliest significant American proponents of the artistic movement called Realism. Drawn to this new style as it was emerging there, he studied in Munich, Germany in the 1870s and 1880s where he adapted the chiaroscuro and character study of painters like Frans Hals into his own style. Typical works from this period of his life like "Tyroler" show a strongly modeled face or form emerging from a shadowy often incomplete background. After a period in Italy during which his work became sunnier in both palette and mood, he returned to the U.S. where...
Created by: Duveneck, Frank