Cheyenne Mother by Howard Terpning
Frequently, when we think of the Plains Indians, the warrior comes to mind, but great warriors start their lives out as children cared for by a great mother.
In Cheyenne Mother, western artist Howard Terpning presents a portrait of just such a mother, one who is noble yet tender, her solemn pride in both herself and her children reflected in a meditative countenance and relaxed, yet strong, stance.
“Terpning is the recipient of the Autry National Center, 2005 Masters of the American West Thomas Moran Memorial Award, given in recognition of exceptional artistic merit for painting. ”
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