Phoenix, AZ (PRWEB) January 9, 2006 -
Historical artist Kenneth Ferguson today announced the upcoming debut of "Thunder on the Greasy Grass," a series of original paintings marking the 130th anniversary of the Battle of the Little Bighorn. The paintings will show at the Celebration of Fine Art in Scottsdale, Arizona, opening Saturday, January 14, 2006.
“The story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn is well known to many,” said Ken Ferguson. “My goal in creating these works was to depict some of the rich and complex personalities that were involved in events on that June day in 1876. George Armstrong Custer was an easy choice of subject matter, as his actions set the stage for this tragic saga. Custer and the 7th Cavalry faced what may have been as many as 2,000 warriors dedicated to defending not only their people but an entire way of life. Crazy Horse, Brave Bear, and He Dog, as well as those who were not warriors but felt compelled to fight, such as Moving Robe Woman, have all been portrayed in this series.”
Ken has participated in the Celebration of Fine Art since 2004, after spending a number of years represented by galleries in the Midwest and Southwest. “His work is detailed and vibrant and he brings a meticulous level of accuracy and authenticity to his historical subject matter,” says Ann Morrow, Celebration of Fine Art. “We are excited to be the venue for the debut of Thunder on the Greasy Grass.”
The Celebration of Fine Art is open daily 10-6 from January 14 through March 26, 2006. It is located on Scottsdale Rd. at the Loop 101 in Scottsdale. For additional information on Thunder on the Greasy Grass and other works by the artist, contact Kenneth Ferguson or visit http://www.kennethfergusonfineart.com.
About Kenneth Ferguson
Ken Ferguson’s paintings combine figurative imagery with the rich material culture of tribal and military societies of the 18th and 19th centuries. Ken's deep and abiding interest in history is always present in his paintings, be it a portrait of a Cheyenne Dog Soldier or a Dragoon of Napoleon's Imperial Guard, and while there is a degree of romanticism in Ken's work, realism looms larger. Born and raised in the Chicago area, Ken currently resides in Phoenix, Arizona. His paintings are in private, corporate, and public collections throughout the United States, including The Center for Western Studies, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota; Crow Tribal College and Offices, Crow Agency, Montana; and Heritage Insurance Group, Sheboygan, Wisconsin. Ken’s work has been represented by El Prado Galleries, Sedona; El Presidio Gallery, Tucson; Ed Morgan Gallery, Taos; Jack Anderson Art Gallery, Door County, Wisconsin; and Moondance Gallery, Santa Fe. For more information, visit http://www.kennethfergusonfineart.com.
Kenneth Ferguson Fine Art
Ann Morrow or Susan Morrow-Potje
Celebration of Fine Art