Prairie Shade by Howard Terpning
A parasol in the hands of a Plains Indian warrior is not a fashion accessory so much as it is a highly practical means of protecting oneself from the harsh afternoon sun. White-man accouterments, like parasols, were valued both for their practicality and for the sense of honor they conveyed upon the owner.
Film fans praised Howard Terpning’s movie posters for such classics as The Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago and the re-issue of Gone with the Wind. But his love of the West and Native American traditions saw his transition to fine art. Terpning is an Emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America, active for 22 years, during which time he was presented with a total of 41 awards. His book, The Art of Howard Terpning won the Wrangler “Outstanding Art Book” award from the National Cowboy Hall of Fame.
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