Trading with the Blackfeet - Montana Territory - 1860

by Z.S. Liang
$2,450.00
Unframed

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  • Certificate of Authentication
  • Numbered and Signed by Artist
  • Limited Edition of 45 Canvases
  • Giclee on Canvas
  • Image Size 33 Inches Tall by 55 Inches Wide.
  • Overall Size 33 Inches Tall by 55 Inches Wide.
Description
It is a good day for trade as a warm September sun adds to the genial quality of this Plains gathering. From the early 19th century to the 1870s, trade for furs and hides was a lucrative business. Traders and bands of Plains Tribes would gather at prearranged locations and exchange tools, cloth, blankets, finery and guns for the Indians' pelts and hides. This group of Indians is well known to the traders, as the chief trader has been married to the sister of this band's chief for several years. Other members of the trading party have Indian wives as well, so a familial atmosphere of mutual trust and friendship prevails. Z.S. Liang's Trading with the Blackfeet, Montana Territory, 1860 is regarded as one of his finest works to date. At the 2009 Master's of the American West Fine Art Exhibition and Sale, where it set a record sale price for a Liang original, the work received the David P. Usher Patrons' Choice Award, an honor bestowed on the painting by collectors attending the event.
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The Artist

Z.S. Liang

Z.S. Liang, born in China in 1953 and raised in a family of artists, published his first painting at age 6 in a children's magazine. His art education spanned two continents, beginning at the Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing and continuing to the Massachusetts College of Art and Boston University. His award-winning paintings hang in both corporate and private collections around the world and several of his murals are permanently on display in New York City. His works are in corporate and private collections throughout the United States and many other countries, including Sheraton Corporation, Marriott Corporation, Weseda University Tokyo and the West Point Museum. Among the many awards Liang has received are the Best of Show and People's Choice at the American Society of Portrait Artists, the Arthur Ross Award for Painting at the Classical America New York, and the Lila Acheson Wallace Award for Painting at the Society of American Illustrators. Liang's paintings have been featured in the Artist's Magazine and the International Artists.

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