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Blackfoot Man and Woman

Earle Heikka

About The Blackfoot Man and Woman

Together these two bookends weigh 10 pounds, which means they can hold books at bay on a shelf.

Likely the female is meant to represent Sacagawea.

Savvy Price $350.00

Gallery Price $450.00

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Together these two bookends weigh 10 pounds, which means they can hold books at bay on a shelf.

Likely the female is meant to represent Sacagawea.

About the Artist (1910-1941, American)  "A sculptor and painter of western genre in realistic style, Earle Heikka became a sculptor whose primary subjects were pack trains, stagecoaches, and cowboys and Indians.

He was born in Belt, Montana to Finnish parents in 1910 and was raised in Great Falls, Montana, where he was directly exposed to the painting and sculpture of C.M. Russell. He is thought to have been self taught although he received advice from the staff of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago and from sculptors Gutzon Borglum, Lorado Taft and Frederick Hibbard. He also worked as a taxidermist and painter of dioramas.

By 1928 Heikka was considered a major sculptor with some of his subjects being the cowboys at the Gary Cooper ranch. He had a successful exhibition in Los Angeles and exhibited at the 1932 World's Fair in Chicago." taken from AskArt.com
Medium Stained walnut with dark brown and dark copper-colored patina applied to bronze (portraits)/ Green felt has been applied to walnut supporting heads
Edition 40/ 110
Size 7 3/4" height X 51/4" width X 7" depth
Signed "E.E. Heikka" on verso
Date of creation 1941, date of casing unknown
Condition Excellent
Provenance LF, originally acquired at a Santa Fe auction in 2001