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Wind Spirit

Francis Blackbear Bosin, Tsate Kongia Native American

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In Blackbear Bosin’s painting, a Native family on horseback observes a tornado moving across the Plains. They are awed by the power of nature and fear for their safety, and as they watch, they measure the effect of the storm on a herd of buffalo stampeding in the distance. Like painters Oscar Howe and Walter Richard “Dick” West Sr., Bosin pushed the boundaries of tradition. He created a distinctive, highly personal artistic style, placing his figures within the vastness of the Plains landscape.

Wind Spirit, Francis Blackbear Bosin, Tsate Kongia (Native American, Comanche-Kiowa, Oklahoma, 1921–1980), Watercolor on paper, Comanche-Kiowa

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