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  • Seeking Guidance Through the Great Spirit FRAMED Canvas Print

Seeking Guidance Through the Great Spirit FRAMED Canvas Print

$1,850.00 USD


Seeking Guidance Through the Great Spirit by Howard Terpning. This print is from a (32 x 36) Sold Out Edition, meaning that no more are being produced.

Native Americans believed that there was a force that ruled nature. Using the pipe as a means of connecting with the great spirit, they would seek guidance from Mother Earth, the Four directions, and the Great Spirit above, to direct their course to a proper resolution of their problems. The Crow People also called the one above, “The First Maker.” They held the bowl of the pipe down and passed the pipe from left to right. Each person in turn saying a prayer. These Crow men are seeking guidance through the smoking of their medicine pipe.


Quite simply, Howard Terpning is one of the most lauded painters of Western art. His awards are so numerous and he is honored with them so often, that to list them would require changing the count every few months. To name three would be to cite the highest prizes awarded to Western art: countless awards from the Cowboy Artists of America, the Hubbard Art Award for Excellence, the National Academy of Western Art’s Prix de West and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Autry National Center. Why such praise? Passion, compassion, devotion and respect for his subject matter, extraordinary talent in palette and brushstroke, an exceptional ability to evoke emotion both in his paintings and from those viewing them — all this and more has made Terpning the "Storyteller of the Native American." Numbered Print

Framed: 32" x 36" 

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