On the War Trail

A work made of bronze.

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Date:

Modeled 1921, cast after 1921

Artist:

Alexander Phimister Proctor
American (born Canada), 1862–1950
Foundry: Roman Bronze Works, NY

About this artwork

Canadian-born Alexander Phimister Proctor began his career as a sculptor of animals and, along with Edward Kemeys, achieved recognition for the works he created for Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition. During five years of study in France afterward, however, Proctor shifted his interests to large-scale figural studies, particularly of the American West. On the War Trail is a reduced version of a monumental bronze commissioned for the Civic Center in Denver, Colorado. Dignified and erect, with the Native American’s spear thrust defiantly outward, horse and rider provide a striking antidote to the dejected, broken subject of James Earle Fraser’s The End of the Trail(1991.325).

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Artist

Alexander Phimister Proctor

Title

On the War Trail

Origin

United States

Date

1915–1925

Medium

Bronze

Dimensions

H.: 121.9 cm (48 in.)

Credit Line

Bequest of Arthur Rubloff

Reference Number

2004.1155

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