This Oklahoma artist's work is entirely elegant, while culturally informing.
|About the Artist||(1918-2008) This Ponca artist was touted as a student of Ponca history and customs. Franklin Fireshaker became an authority on Indian dances and was a frequent judge at tribal dance contests.
Fireshaker's paintings were known to have depicted traditions, legends and rituals of the Ponca tribe. His work is included in the permanent collection of the Gilcrease Museum as well as the Philbrook Art Center.
|Medium||Casein watercolor on paper board|
|Sight size||28" height X 36 1/2" width|
|Frame||Paper contact window mat, hand-wrapped linen window mat, regular glass, antiqued wood molding|
|Frame size||38 1/2" height X 47 1/2" width|
|Signed||"Fireshaker '73" at viewer's lower right|
|Date of creation||1973|
|Condition||Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed|