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Olin Levi Warner: The Indian Portraits

September 15 - December 22, 2007

The seven medallions that comprise this collection are a part of a series of Indian portraits by Olin Levi Warner.

Olin Levi Warner (American, 1844-1896) is recognized for his bronze relief and bust portraits. Trained at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris, he became skilled in modeling and known for his sensitive depictions of his subjects.

In 1889, Warner traveled through the American Northwest Territory. He created a series of medallions that depicted chiefs of the Indian tribes of that region. The seven medallions that comprise this exhibition are part of this series of Indian portraits.

  • Funded in part by the National Advisory Board of the UW Art Museum.


Left: Olin Levi Warner (American, 1844-1896), Ya-Tin-Ee-Ah-Witz - Poor Crane - Chief of the Cayuses, 1891, bronze, 10-7/8 inches in diameter,gift of Dr. and Mrs. John C. Budge, 1979.118.1

Center: Olin Levi Warner (American, 1844-1866). N-Che-Askwe, Chief of the Coeur D'apos; Alenes, 1891, bronze, 7-1/4 in diameter, gift of Dr. and Mrs. John C. Budge, University of Wyoming Art Museum collection, 1979.118.6

Right: Olin Levi Warner (American, 1844-1896), Lot - Chief of the Spokanes, 1891, bronze, 8 inches in diameter, gift of Dr. and Mrs. John C. Budge, 1979.118.4

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