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 Henry Francois Farny  (1847 - 1916)

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Lived/Active: Ohio/California / France      Known for: Indians, frontier life, illustrator, pottery decoration

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BIOGRAPHY for Henry Francois Farny
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Birth
1847 (Alsace Lorraine, France)
 
Death
1916 (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Lived/Active
Ohio/California / France


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Indians, frontier life, illustrator, pottery decoration

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Paris Pre 1900
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Born in Alsace Lorraine, France, Henry Farny became a well-known American illustrator and painter, especially for quiet aspects of Indian life such as campfire scenes.  Farny, working in a highly realistic, detailed style, had a deep regard for Indians as individuals, and often depicted them in an harmonious environment.  Only a few of his paintings show Indians in dramatic action.  He particularly painted the Sioux Indians and, given the Indian name for "Long Boots", was (showing 500 of 20966 characters).



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