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Corporate Author Joslyn Art Museum, author.

Title Faces from the interior : the North American portraits of Karl Bodmer / Toby Jurovics, editor ; with contributions by Marsha V. Gallagher, Annika K. Johnson, Kristine K. Ronan, Scott Manning Stevens, Lisa Strong.

Publication Info. Omaha, Nebraska : Joslyn Art Museum, [2021]


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction  New Shelf  759.13 Bodmer,K JOS    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction.
Description 223 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 30 x 24 cm
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Summary "In the early nineteenth century, Prince Maximilian Of Wied traveled the length of the Missouri River on an excursion to uncover what he called "the natural face of North America"-its landscapes, flora and fauna, and particularly its Native inhabitants. Among his small party was the young Swiss artist Karl Bodmer (1809-1893), who would prove to be one of the most accomplished and prolific artists to visit the American frontier. Departing St. Louis in April 1833, Bodmer and Maximilian would travel over 2,500 miles through the heart of North America before reaching Fort McKenzie in present-day Montana, spending time among the Omaha, Otoe, and Pawnee; the Yankton and Santee Sioux; and the Assiniboines, Plains Cree, Blackfeet, Piegans, Bloods, and Gros Ventre. At their winter quarters at Fort Clark, they made intimate acquaintances among the Mandan and Hidatsa. Bodmer's watercolors, executed in the field and upon his return to Europe, remain one of the most perceptive and compelling visual accounts of the American West, and are an invaluable record of the Missouri River and its Indigenous communities at a pivotal historic moment. Drawn from Joslyn Art Museum's renowned Maximilian-Bodmer Collection, this is the first publication to focus on Bodmer as a portraitist. The catalog includes essays examining Bodmer's artistic practice within the context of nineteenth-century ethnography; the international dissemination of his images; and the ongoing significance of his work to Indigenous communities. Over 50 watercolor portraits are reproduced, accompanied by a selection of the artist's landscapes, camp, and ceremonial sites"-- Provided by publisher.
Note "Margre H. Durham Center for Western Studies."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Missouri River notes / Toby Jurovics -- The achievement of Karl Bodmer / Scott Manning Stevens -- No detail too small : Karl Bodmer's portraits and anthropological illustration / Lisa Strong -- Bringing the story back : an interview with Gerard Baker / Annika K. Johnson -- Paint and print in motion : Karl Bodmer's Atlas / Kristine K. Ronan.
Subject Bodmer, Karl, 1809-1893 -- Exhibitions.
Indians of North America -- Portraits -- Exhibitions.
Portraits -- Nebraska -- Omaha -- Exhibitions.
Joslyn Art Museum -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Jurovics, Toby, editor.
Becker, Jack F., writer of foreword.
Gallagher, Marsha V.
Johnson, Annika K.
Ronan, Kristine K.
Stevens, Scott Manning.
Strong, Lisa Maria, 1966-
Durham Center for Western Studies.
ISBN 9781735441641 hardcover
1735441643 hardcover

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