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Ken Laager - Blackfoot Adoption 24" x 36"

Ken Laager - Blackfoot Adoption 24" x 36"

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Ken Laager (American, b. 1953)
Blackfoot Adoption, 1996

Oil on canvas
Canvas: 24” x 36”
Frame: 33.75” x 45.75”

Signed Lower Right: Ken Laager ©

The landscape ranges from dry yellow grass to tall evergreens, flat valley meadows to tall rocky cliffs. Down the center of the scene, a group of Indigenous Americans travel on horseback. A small child travels in their company, sitting comfortably and wrapped in a warm hide that is much too big for him. The title of the piece indicates that the child in the scene is being adopted into the community. The piece is a visual narrative with much left to interpretation, but with many details to draw from.

Ken Laager is a western painter, inspired by artists including Frederic Remington, Howard Pyle, and Phillip R. Goodwin.

From a Private Collection
Jackson Hole Art Auction, Inspired by the West, June 3, 2023, Lot 78
Private Collection, Utah

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