Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)

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Edward S. Curtis - Plate 026   A Chief of the Desert - Navaho border=
Plate 026 A Chief of the Desert - Navaho
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Vintage Photogravure
From Edward Curtis' North American Indian: This stunning image was described as: Picturing not only the individual but a characteristic member of the tribe - disdainful, energetic, and self-reliant.

The North American Indian Portfolio's that this piece came out of pictured and described in unprecedented detail the Native Americans of the Western United States and Alaska. The volumes include some 1511 hand-printed illustrations (including 1505 photogravures, four maps, and two diagrams), as well as over 3000 pages of text and translations of languages and music.

Many of these images are on display in our Aspen Art Gallery.
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