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William Standing - Ft. Peck Indian Agency 13.5" x 10.75"

William Standing - Ft. Peck Indian Agency 13.5" x 10.75"

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William Standing (American, 1904-1951)
Ft. Peck Indian Agency, 1935

Oil on board
Board: 13.5” x 10.75”
Frame: 19” x 16.5”

Signed Lower Right: Wm Standing
Plate: Titled and Dated: Ft. Peck Indian Agency / Poplar, Montana / 1935, William Standing

A striking profile of an Indigenous American man adorned in a war bonnet dominates the canvas. His strong features and the soft but intricate details of the headdress captivate the viewer’s eye, inviting us to admire the yellow and black patterned band and feathers unfolding in elegant brushstrokes. The luminescent washes of yellow, blue, and white in the background create a sense of depth and atmosphere, adding to the power and intensity of the portrait.

The Peck Indian Agency was established by the U.S. government to oversee the Fort Peck Indian Reservation in northeastern Montana, where Standing was born as a member of the Assiniboine tribe.

Provenance:
March in Montana, 36th Annual March in Montana Auction, March 17, 2023, Lot 582
Private Collection, Utah 

 

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