H H Cross white horse portrait
Does anyone know the best place or people to turn to for information about my painting?
painting of spotted elk
My previous posting should have stated "Youngstown, Ohio"
painting of Spotted Elk
This is for calvin - your great-great grandfather's painting is part of the permanent collection at the Butler Institute of American Art in Youngstown where I am training to be a docent. I picked this painting from the Native American collection for my research - and thus came across your message. It is a beautiful painting! You can view it at bulterart.com under search collection. It's title is "Spotted Elk" by Henry Cross, painted 1879. You can also order a print. I would suggest a visit sometime if you can - the Native American Gallery is wonderful!
Battle of Slim Butte 1875
I have a copy of an Indian chief and unfortunately am not able to see what all the words on it are. Those visible are as follows:- "killed Slim Butte Dakota in Battle 1875" and under that it says "From Life 1873. HH Cross"
Can anyone identify this chief for me please?
CHICAGO DAILY TRIBUNE OCtober 21,1871
Panorama of the Great Fire
H.C.Berry,C.D.Harris (Carl Pretzel),H.H.Cross,and C.D.Alderson, all well known in the city,and all sufferers by the fire,have originated a novel idea for their ow relief,and that of other sufferers by the fire.The proposition is to exhibit a panorama of scenes before and after the conflagration.The painting of the scenery is completed and is pronounced wonderfully accurate.accompanying the panorama will be a clear and concise description of the conflagration delivered by H.C.Berry,while Carl Pretzel will illustrate the humors of the scene in his broken-backed Dutch. MR.CROSS WILL ALSO DO HIS PART IN ENTERTAINING AUDIENCES BY IRISH RECITATIONS OF SCENES AND INCIDENTS. One fifth of the net proceeds of each exhibition will be devoted to the assistance of sufferers by the fire,especially those belonging to the Odd Fellow and Pythian orders.Mr.D.A.Gage has examined the project of the panorama and endorses it as very worthy.
I have a sketch in color of Indian from 1887 can any one help?
I HAVE A LARGE BUFFALO PAINTING SIGNED AND DATED 1874. GREEN RIVER WY. SIGNED ON BACK. WOULD ANYONE WHO KNOWS ANY HISTORY PLEASE LET ME KNOW Thanks John
Calvin Spotted Elk
Chief Spotted Elk (aka Chief Big Foot) of Wounded Knee 1890
Henry Cross allegedly painted my great great grandfather. I'd like to correspond with someone familiar with the details of this particular painting. I've seen a postcard which labels him as a Hunkpapa (He was Minneconjou) but which states he was the leader of those killed at Wounded Knee. I'd like more details please... if someone would be kind enough to contact me. Thank you. Calvin
Kelly Lee Davidson
Connecting to Roots
My grandfather was Richard M. Cross. My mother and aunts have spent a lot years admiring their heritage through a deep understanding given to them by their father. I can see from this forum that my great,great,grandfather touched by brushstroke were not just his families. My mother has collected a small room full of information for herself and sisters in hopes of discovering a deeper connection to her roots. I think that one of the greatest gifts I could give her are the little pieces of the puzzle, the pieces that she does not already know through correspondence with the extended family she is aware of. Sometimes unveiling the tiniest bit of history gives the old world we live in a new meaning. At some point I intend to honor the random pieces of the past that I have gathered and give them to my mother and aunts when the time is right. I would love to start corresponding with anyone who has been touched by her great-grandfathers passion for capturing the great moments of life and welcome even the smallest tales.
Thomas (Tom) Cross Theobald
Henry H. Cross
Henry Cross was my great great uncle. My mother was a Cross (thus my middle name). I know a little about Henry, but would like to learn more and would be happy to correspond. My cousin David Cross met Stastia in the 1970's when he was researching Henry, but David passed away several years ago. Would be interested in any books done or in progress on Henry.
Henry Cross correspondence
I am writing an article on the painters around Buffalo Bill Cody in his Wyoming years. I would like to hear from Russ Barrett about that scrapbook with the letters between Cross and Cody. I would really like to read them.
There are several photos of Stastia Cross and her husband Jim Carry on the website of the Glenbow Museum in Calgary Alberta.
-Use STASTIA as a keyword
-Do a second search using JIM CARRY as your keyword
The museum also has the fonds of this couple.
Can anyone tell me whether Henry Cross every signed with a symbol and if so where I can see an example? I have a painting that I believe may be by him and I am trying to identify the symbol.
I would like to talk to Russ Barrett about the Henry Cross Book he has. I am a relative of Henry Cross and would love any information others have on him.
I am currently researching the life and works of Henry H. Cross for a book I hope to write. His brother, Ferdinand was a renown stone carver. I grew up near the place where they spent the last years of their lives and created some of their best work.
I am most interested in contacting Russ Barrett who has submitted to this discussion page. Anyone else with questions or information about this artist is welcome to contact me. I have alot of data collected on H.H. Cross. I am interviewing a relative in the next two weeks (July '08) PLease, HELP! Thank you.
Did HH Cross paint pictures of bears? i have seen an old photograph of drunken bears similar to Beard's "The Bear Dance." Cross' name is printed on the picture.
I would like to communicate to obtain information about Henry Cross my great-great grandfather.
I have a large scrap Book that Stastia Cross made (H.H.Cross Daughter) while she traveled throughout the western US with her dad. It spans many years and is full of photographs of her father, letters from Buffalo Bill, stamped, signed documents. It even includes the LAST sketch H.H. Cross did just before he passed away, as Stastia's hand written notes describe. So many one of kind, never before seen items its like a story book of all they did, and friends they had. I am happy to share knowledge if anyone has questions about it. Russell
Chief Tall Bull By H.H. Cross
I'm a direct descendant of Chief Tall Bull, Cheyenne Chief. Leader of the Cheyenne Dog Soldiers.
H.H. Cross had met my great great great grandfather on the great plains in 1860s.
It must have been an extraordinary encounter for Cheyenne Chief Tall Bull to allow a stranger to paint him.
I like to correspond with a family descendant of H.H. Cross.
Great Falls, MT
Janet G. Smith
Citation for Henry H. Cross Post 1/2004
The citation is "Nebraska Art & Artist" by Clarissa Bucklin 1932, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Fine Arts Department page 14.
After his return from Paris studying with Rosa Bonheur, Cross was commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt to paint portraits of his stud horses. This publication refers to a written sketch & catalogue by R. H. Adams of the artists works.
Henry H. Cross
Henry H Cross
Son of Henry - Lincoln Cross married to Mary Twigg
Sons of Lincoln: Alan Gordon Cross (Deceased 8/2/87) -Balto
Son of Alan: Richard Lee Cross (Deceased 1992) - Balto
Daughter of Alan: Mary Jean Cross Payan (living) - Balto
Son of Alan: Lincoln Alan Cross (living) (Balto)
Daughter of Lincoln: Jean Cross (deceased at age 6) (Il)
Son of Lincoln: Richard Murray Cross (deceased 3/2/04)
8 daughters of Richard Murray Cross - all living
Janet G. Smith
Henry Cross Commissions
Cross was commissioned by Cornelius Vanderbilt to paint portraits of his stud horses. He also painted the horses of "Lucky" Baldwin in California.