Art of the Week

2016-Jul-24 Chijako-Pima by Edward S. Curtis

2016-Jul-24 Chijako-Pima by Edward S. Curtis

Artist: Edward S. Curtis (American, 1868-1952)
Title: Chijáko – Pima, plate #47
Date: 1907
Accession #: 2009.11.47
Medium: Photogravure on Dutch Van Gelder paper
Dimensions: sheet: 22 1/8 x 18 1/8 in., image: 15 5/8 x 11 13/16 in.
Acquired by: Dubuque Cultural Preservation Committee, an Iowa general partnership, consisting of Dr. Darryl K. Mozena, Jeffrey P. Mozena, Mark Falb, Timothy J. Conlon, and Dr. Randy Lengeling
Interesting fact about the Artist: In 1947, Curtis’ health made a steep decline. His eyesight, intestines, and arthritic joints made even small jobs nearly impossible for this ambitious man. (from: Makepeace, Anne. Edward S. Curtis Coming to Light. Washington D.C.: National Geographic, 2002. Print.)

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