Robert Griffing -After the Trade

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Robert Griffing -After the Trade
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This item SOLD at 2018 Apr 07 @ 15:34UTC-7 : PDT/MST
After the Trade
Artist: Robert Griffing
Date of Birth: b. 1940
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 30 x 50 inches
Signed: Signed lower right and dated 2008
Frame/Outer Dim: 42 x 62 x 4.5
Most artists who specialize in Native American subjects focus on the West, but Robert Griffing stayed close to his Pennsylvania home and applied his considerable talent to painting the Indians of the Eastern Woodland—Mohawk, Delaware, and Huron among them— who figured so prominently in the French and Indian Wars and in the American Revolution. Griffing’s style is meticulously realistic and derives, in part, from his interest and participation in living history reenactments of the period. In After the Trade, a group of Indians sits around a fire looking at and discussing the things they have traded for: copper cookware, muskets, blankets, tomahawks, even a blue jacket with gold buttons. The firelit curiosity on display here leads the viewer to wonder if another similar conversation is taking place somewhere else where a group of white men sit around a fire and look at the things the Indians traded to them.
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