Laverne Nelson Black -Comanche Brave

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Laverne Nelson Black -Comanche Brave
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This item SOLD at 2018 Apr 07 @ 14:17UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Comanche Brave
Artist: Laverne Nelson Black
Date of Birth: 1887-1938
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 22 x 18 inches
Signed: Signed lower right
Frame/Outer Dim: 29 x 25
Friends in the Kickapoo tribe on a nearby reservation in southwestern Wisconsin introduced Laverne Nelson Black to Native American culture. After his family moved to Chicago, Black studied at the Academy of Art there. A career in newspaper illustration followed, but Black used his time away to travel and paint the West, especially Taos, then the center of Western art. Poor health caused Black to relocate to Taos where he developed a style that made extensive use of the palette knife. Black died at the age of 51, perhaps as a result of the lead content in the paints he used while executing a WPA mural commission in the Phoenix post office.
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