This painting's implied narrative adds a hint of mystery to the scene.
|About the Artist
(1943-2000) Born in Pawnee, Marcellus "Mars" Biggoose attended Pawnee Indian schools, later transferring to Santa Fe Indian School in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He also attended Haskell Indian Institute in Lawrence, Kansas.
Often participating in art shows in Oklahoma, his artwork has also been featured on the cover of a book titled Sundown, a book on the history of Osage Indians. Biggoose's paintings have been on display in the Galleria in Norman, the Art Market in Tulsa and at the Marland Mansion.
Mars was known for having design the Great Ponca Seal of Oklahoma. He also wrote poetry. Just prior to his passing, he designed and painted the sign for the Tulsa Indian Methodist Church, the church he attended.
|Nostalgic American Indian
|Opaque water-based paint (gouache) on paper board
|9" height X 10" width
|Two archival window mat boards, regular glass, wood molding (custom). Molding shows some wear
|15" height X 16" width
|"M Biggoose -77-" at viewer's lower left
|Date of creation
|Painting is in excellent condition.