528 Heikka, Earle - Bringing in Nanooksoah

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This item SOLD at 2018 Jan 20 @ 14:38UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Category Art
Auction Currency USD
Start Price NA
Estimated at 3,000.00 - 5,000.00 USD
Bringing in Nanooksoah
Artist: Heikka, EarleDate of Birth: 1910-1941
Medium: Bronze, cast number 5/33
Dimensions: 11 x 30
Signed: Signed and dated 1934
Verso: JHM Classic Bronze - E.H. Hoy 1974
Frame/Outer Dim: 12.5 x 30.5 x 9
Born and raised in Great Falls, Earle Heikka was directly influenced by the work of Charles Russell. Largely self-taught, the Depression found Heikka in desperate financial straits, though his realistic and dramatic clay models had attracted the attention of important collectors like Gary Cooper. Tragically, Heikka took his own life before most of his highly detailed, pack trains, stagecoaches, and cowboys ever saw the light of day in bronze.
This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin' Tree on page 437.