Ponca Holy Man

Franklin Fireshaker

Ponca Holy Man, Paintings by Franklin Fireshaker
  • Ponca art
  • Ponca painting
Savvy Price $2,000.00
Gallery Price $2,500.00
Title
Ponca Holy Man
Artist
Franklin Fireshaker
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
Provenance
Jo Bur
About The Ponca Holy Man

This Oklahoma artist's work is entirely elegant, while culturally informing.

About Franklin Fireshaker
(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.
Cultures

American Indian

Medium

Paintings

Subject

American Indians

Keywords

Franklin Fireshaker, Ponca art, Ponca painting