Lot 513

Winold Reiss:Portraits Of The Races 1986 Catalogue

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Offered in this lot is the rare catalogue of "Winold Reiss: Portraits Of The Races: Art Has No Prejudice." This was the catalogue that went with the exhibit of Winold Reiss', hosted by The Charlie Russell Museum in Great Falls from 9/16-10/30 of 1986. Winold Reiss (1886 –1953) was a German-born American artist and graphic designer. He was born in Karlsruhe, Germany and grew up surrounded by art, as his father was a well-known landscape artist and his brother became a sculptor. Reiss became a portraitist. His philosophy was that an artist must travel to find the most interesting subjects. In 1913, he immigrated to the United States, where he was able to follow his interest in Native Americans. In 1920, he went west for the first time, working for a long period on the Blackfeet Reservation. Over the years, Reiss painted more than 250 works of Native Americans. These paintings by Reiss became famous in 1920 and through the 1950s when the Great Northern Railway commissioned Reiss to do paintings of the Blackfeet; the paintings were then distributed widely as lithographed reproductions on Great Northern calendars. This book shows portraits of people from many races. The book is in very good condition and measures 8 1/2" X 11" and has 56 pages.