In "The Captain's Horse" by Howard Terpning a lone rider steers a beautiful auburn horse homeward, trotting it through a shallow river to either hide his tracks or to cool off the horse along their hot, dry trail.
San Francisco Bay Area, CA (PRWEB) December 03, 2011
World Wide Art, Inc., a custom conservation framing company and renowned art gallery based in the Bay Area, has announced that it now has "The Captain's Horse" available in its collection.
Howard Terpning, the artist of the piece, is arguably the best Western painter of our time, and he has received mounting awards and recognitions to prove it. "The Captain's Horse" depicts a familiar moment for the Apache tribe: the capture of a horse. Although the title reveals the subject of the painting, how the rider managed to get a hold of this mount is up to the viewer’s imagination.
"We are thrilled to offer Terpning's latest work in our collection, as this is truly an exciting piece," said David Wilfong, spokesperson for World-Wide-Art.com. "This artist is known for his study of the American Indian, and is a respected storyteller of their culture through his paintings."
In "The Captain's Horse" a lone rider steers a beautiful auburn horse homeward, trotting it through a shallow river to either hide his tracks or to cool off the horse along their hot, dry trail. The anticipation in the rider’s face—a mixture of pride and anxiety—is evident as he heads back with his prize.
The Apache Plains Indians had perfected the art of stealing horses, acquiring steeds from both white men and other competing tribes. The distinction of capturing the mount of a white captain was quite a prize, earning the brave who accomplished the feat bragging rights back at the village.
“Terpning has a deep passion and respect for Native Americans, which he channels to the to the viewer in ‘The Captain’s Horse,’” said Wilfong. “This work evokes a deep admiration for the Plans Indians and their way of life.”
Terpning has garnered all of the most prestigious awards in Western art, including the National Cowboy Hall of Fame’s Prix de West, the Hubbard Art Award for Excellence, Eiteljorg Award for Excellence in American Western Art, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Autry National Center and more Gold and Silver awards from the Cowboy Artists of America than any other artist. However, it's important to note that he paints not for critical acclaim, but rather because of his deep desire to keep the culture and heritage of Native Americans alive through art. Those who collect his art have the same goal, and eagerly anticipate each new release.
In addition to Terpning’s "The Captain's Horse" painting, World-Wide-Art.com offers countless other new releases, limited editions and honored collections by today's top artists. For more information, visit http://www.world-wide-art.com.