Jim and His Daughter

A work made of oil on canvas.

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Date:

1923

Artist:

Walter Ufer
American, 1876–1936

About this artwork

“The man who makes himself the [Jean-François] Millet of the Indian, who paints him just as he is, as he works, as he lives, will strike the lasting note.” Chicago’s mayor, Carter H. Harrison, Jr., gave this advice to Walter Ufer during the artist’s first summer in New Mexico in 1914, suggesting that he should not, for example, rehash romantic interpretations of Native American life. The artist took Harrison’s advice and depicted the lives and work of contemporary Native Americans, including Ufer’s favorite sitter and close friend, Jim, shown here in profile with his daughter.

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American Art

Artist

Walter Ufer

Title

Jim and His Daughter

Origin

United States

Date

1923

Medium

Oil on canvas

Dimensions

77.5 × 64.1 cm (30 1/2 × 25 1/4 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Howard Ellis

Reference Number

1961.1111

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