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Catalog Number 10645-14
Title Painting; John Falter; Oil; The Friend Maker; Stretched
Object Name Painting
Description Oil on canvas, stretched, by John Falter. Full length portrait of a Native American wearing a buckskin shirt with fringe and beadwork, a skirt, buckskin leggings, and moccasins, standing in the doorway of a wood house. He also has one feather in his gathered hair. The wind is blowing his hair and clothing. His right hand is holding a wrapped American flag and his other is outstretched and open toward the door. Beyond the man is the yellow landscape with tinges of green. Blue and green hills are in the distance. Tracks lead away from the house toward white buildings in the distance. In the foreground are wood planks door lock and metal hook for closing the door. The painting is not signed. The title of the painting is written on the canvas on the back and the wood stretcher is stamped with the manufacturer's name and location. The canvas is stapled to the stretcher.
Date 1980
Year Range from 1980
Year Range to 1980
Material Oil Paint, Canvas, Wood Stretcher, Staples
Medium Oil
Artist Falter, John P.
Made Falter, John P.
Place of Origin USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Makers mark "Ancobilt // Glendale, NY"
Inscription Text "The Friend Maker"
Height (in) 44
Width (in) 26.25
People Falter, John Philip, 1910-1982
Other Name Painting
History Based on a real life incident in the life of John Falter's Grandmother Falter who baked pies for the Indians in Nebraska on the prairies. (Written by Mrs. John Falter)
Credit line John P. Falter, Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania
Collection Falter, John P. Collection
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