259 Toilers of the Pueblo

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Toilers of the Pueblo
Artist: Hauser, JohnDate of Birth: 1859-1913
Medium: Gouache
Dimensions: 17 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches
Signed: Signed lower right and dated 1904

An important Cincinnati artist, John Hauser studied in Munich, Dusseldorf and Paris, developing a kind of thoughtful yet lush realistic style that suited his interest in Indian portraiture and scenes of Native American life. Often overshadowed by fellow Cincinnati native Henry Farny, Hauser more than holds his own. Moreover, Hauser is the genuine article: he made yearly trips West and in 1901 he was adopted into the Sioux nation and given the name “Straight White Shield.” Toilers of the Pueblo offers a glimpse into the daily lives of Pueblo Indians and a wonderful, almost vertiginous look at their magnificent, ancient architecture.