Edward S. Curtis (1868-1952)View Artist Biography
Plate 200 New Chest - Piegan
Portfolio, 22 x 18 inches
Pictured by Edward S. Curtis as if he was a Greek God, New Chest has a halo of light surrounding his strong facial features. Wearing traditional dress, but no headdress. Traditional dress for the Piegan would be deerskin clothing with ornamentation made from porcupine quills and beads made of silver-berry seeds. Of the Piegan tribe which means he could have been located in either Canada or Montana. This photogravure by Edward S. Curtis was printed in 1910 on Dutch Van Gelder paper. It is now available for sale in our Aspen Art Gallery.