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 Wilfred Langdon Kihn  (1898 - 1957)

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Lived/Active: Connecticut      Known for: Indian portrait painting, magazine illustration

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Birth
1898 (Brooklyn, New York)
 
Death
1957 (East Haddam, New York)

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Connecticut

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Indian portrait painting, magazine illustration

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Born in Brooklyn, New York, Wilfrid Kihn became a painter of North American Indian subjects, traveling widely for his subjects from his home in East Haddam, Connecticut.  His motive was that he feared the Indian cultures would vanish before records were made of them.  Of these depictions, he later said he "had painted 500 Indian pictures, visited 35 tribes, and covered the area from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Mexican border to the Arctic." (266) It is thought that his est (showing 500 of 1697 characters).



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