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Wolf of the Brave

Paul Dyck

About The Wolf of the Brave

Portrait of Crow Feather, an Ojibwa warrior who was killed by the Sioux in 1837.  Being the greater warrior of his People, he was especially honored by the Sioux for his bravery in battle. Chief Hole-In-The-Day of the Objibwa ransomed Crow Feather's head scalp from the Sioux.

This portrait is based on the actual head scalp of Crow Feather who wore a most unusual hair and paint style of decoration at the time of his death.  This style has never before beein recorded.

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Portrait of Crow Feather, an Ojibwa warrior who was killed by the Sioux in 1837.  Being the greater warrior of his People, he was especially honored by the Sioux for his bravery in battle. Chief Hole-In-The-Day of the Objibwa ransomed Crow Feather's head scalp from the Sioux.

This portrait is based on the actual head scalp of Crow Feather who wore a most unusual hair and paint style of decoration at the time of his death.  This style has never before beein recorded.

About the Artist

(1917-2006) Originally born in Chicago, Paul Dyck lived in Rimrock. Arizona since 1976.

A painter, he was also one of the most knowledgeable collectors of Plains Indian beadwork. Paul often depicted Native American people and the Western landscape with its related vegetation and animals. He was first introduced to the Cheyenne, Crow and Blackfoot Native Americans as his parents were pioneers in Calgary.

Largely he painted using either layered egg tempera on board. in the Old Master tradition or else utilizes the Sumi-e ink techniques that were the province of the Japanese. His paintings are included in the collection of the Phoenix Art Museum, the Museum of Northern Arizona and Harmsen Collection, currently housed at the Tucson Museum of Art.

Medium Oil on panel
Sight size 35 1/2" height X 23 1/2" width
Frame Gold gilded sight edge, distressed wood molding
Frame size 37" height X 24 3/4" width
Signed "Dyck" at upper left corner
Date of creation 1974
Condition Excellent
Provenance BB, a Tucson art collector
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