SMALLWORK CANVAS EDITION - HT00168
NOTES: When you visit the retrospective Howard Terpning: A Tribute to the Plains People at The Autry National Center, you will find that Terpning’s SmallWorks® and miniatures are as important as the larger works of any collection. Many a collector’s initial purchase is a miniature: the first jewel that opened the door to the joy of collecting. SmallWorks® also complete any fine art display with that final elegant touch.
Yapping Dogs was unveiled at the 2012 Settlers West Miniature Show in Tucson, AZ and was an immediate sensation. “This Chiricahua Apache warrior is returning to camp down river with his pack horse laden with goods that he may have obtained in trade, but we will never know for sure,” explains Terpning. “Every camp had many dogs always present to complain or greet old friends upon their arrival. Both Cochise and Geronimo were Chiricahua and this band of Apache was the last to oppose the U.S. government’s control of their ancestral lands.”
This 12 x 9 SmallWorks® Fine Art Edition Giclèe canvas offers the collector or first time buyer a point of easy and affordable access to owning the work of one of the most important painters of our time.
Yapping Dogs SMALLWORK EDITION ON Canvas by Howard Terpning is signed by the artist and comes with a certificate of authenticity.
image Copyright © 2024 by 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 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 the Wind. 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 Plains People, 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.