Edward Sheriff Curtis

1868 – 1952

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Plate 207 - Piegan Encampment, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, SOLD
Plate 205 - Bringing the Sweat Lodge Willows, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, SOLD
Plate 27 - Winter - Apsaroke, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, SOLD
Plate 191 - Double Runner - Piegan, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, - SOLD
Plate 194 - Gambler - Piegan, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, - SOLD
Plate 115 - White Man Runs Him - Apsaroke, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, SOLD
Plate 210 - Cheyenne Type, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, sold
Plate 184 - The Piegan, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, SOLD
Plate 193 - Travaux - Piegan, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper - SOLD
Plate 215 - Cheyenne Warriors, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, - SOLD
Plate 197 - An Idle Hour - Piegan, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, - SOLD
Plate 111 - Two Whistles - Apsaroke, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, - SOLD
Plate 117 - Medicine Crow - Apsaroke, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, - SOLD
Plate 190 - Two Bear Woman - Piegan, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper - SOLD
Plate 185 - Morning Eagle - Piegan, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, SOLD
Plate 245 - Nespilim Woman, Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper, SOLD
Plate 226 - Klickitat Profile, Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper, SOLD
Plate 227 - Flathead Type, Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper, SOLD
Plate 141 - Apsaroke Medicine Tipi, Photogravure on Tweedweave Paper, SOLD
Plate 221 - Wife of Mnainak - Yakima, Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper, SOLD
Plate 242 - On Spokane River, Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper, SOLD
Plate 238 -Dusty Dress - Kalispel Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper, SOLD
Plate 247 - Luqaiot - Kittitas, Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper, - SOLD
Plate 225 - Klickitat Type, Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper,  - SOLD
Plate 222 - Wishnai - Yakima, Photogravure on Holland Van Gelder Paper, SOLD

About Edward Sheriff Curtis

Born in 1868 near Whitewater, Wisconsin, Edward Sheriff Curtis became one of America’s finest photographers and ethnologists. Beginning in 1896 and ending in 1930, Curtis photographed and documented every major Native American tribe west of the Mississippi, taking over 40,000 negatives of eighty tribes. For thirty years, he devoted his life to an odyssey of photographing and documenting the lives and traditions of the Native people of North America. His photographs had an immense impact on the national imagination and continue to shape the way we see Native life and culture.

Curtis’ work is not without its critics, and some dismiss him as a romantic. He went to great lengths to reconstruct the past, with the intent of capturing the essence of Native Americans and their traditional culture, though not necessarily their circumstances in 1900. Perhaps his most important legacy is his expression of an extraordinary sympathy with the personal and spiritual lives of the American Indian. In this respect Edward S. Curtis stands alone among the photographers of Native American. His methods may have been controversial, but what a legacy he recorded for us.

Source:  AskArt.com