Nicholas de Grandmaison, RCA, OC

BLOOD INDIAN FROM CARDSTON CIRCA 1950

BLOOD INDIAN FROM CARDSTON CIRCA 1950
NDG009
pastel, paper
26 x 19 in.
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"YOU HAVE HERE A SERIES OF FORMAL CEREMONIAL PORTRAITS OF PEOPLE THAT CAPTURE THE ESSENCE OF THE SITTERS. IT'S LIKE HE COULD SEE RIGHT THROUGH THEM. ONE OF HIS SUBJECTS SAID THAT DE GRANDMAISON HAD TAKEN ALL THE CONCEIT OUT OF HIM IN THE PROCESS OF PAINTING HIS PORTRAIT, AND THEN IN TWO STROKES PUT IT ALL BACK IN." GORDON SNYDER