Transforming Images: The Art of Silver Horn and His Successors

This exhibition acknowledged the work of the important Kiowa artist Silver Horn (1860–1940), whose life spanned a remarkable period of change on the Southern Plains, from the nomadic existence of Native peoples following huge herds of bison to a new modern world of railroads, highways, and telephones after a brief era of forced settlement on reservations.

The essays included in this exhibition catalog situate Silver Horn's works both within the context of other Kiowa warrior-artists of his generation, and as a key element of the legacy of this late nineteenth-century tradition among modern and contemporary Kiowa artists who work within a Euro-American cultural framework.


Robert G. Donnelly with contributions by Janet Catherine Berlo and Candace Green

Publication date

March 2001


Paper, 215 pages, 92 color images



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