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George Catlin's
North American Indian Portfolio

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George Catlin's <br><i> North American Indian Portfolio </i>
Friday, June 23rd - Monday, September 4th, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Jack Guenther Pavilion at the Briscoe Museum

George Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio is among the most famous color plate books relating to North America’s Native population produced in the 19th century.  It is one of the most detailed and prolific series of prints of the American West from the frontier era.

The Briscoe Western Art Museum is pleased to showcase a very rare deluxe issue of the thirty-one-plate edition of Catlin’s North American Indian Portfolio hand-colored and mounted on card. The exhibition, which is free with Museum admission, also includes excerpts from the documentary film, Frontier Visionary: George Catlin and the Plains Indians and a reading area.

This edition of Catlin’s famous work includes six lithographs (in addition to the 25 original plates), comprising two portraits, a group portrait of Ojibways, two tribal dance scenes, and a hunting scene.  The collection is one of only three known deluxe sets still in existence.

For more information contact:

Hannah Haney
hhaney@briscoemuseum.org
210.299.4499