Bessie (Sandes) Butler
(1868 - 1954)
Bessie (Sandes) Butler was active/lived in Illinois, California / Canada. Bessie Butler is known for Indian portrait and landscape painting.
Biography Bessie (Sandes) Butler
Bessie Sandes Butler
(1869, Galesburg, Michigan-1954, Chicago, Illinois)
Also Known As: Bessie Sandes, Bessie Masumoto, and Bessie Massmote
Known in Nebraska for her portrait, Red Cloud, Chief of Sioux Nations, Bessie Sandes Butler had the unique opportunity of having this famous Plains Indian sit for her in 1903, while she painted his portrait. They were both guests of James C. Cook, and his wife, Katie, at the Agate Springs Ranch in Sioux County of northwest Nebraska. At this time the ranch was world famous for discovery of massive fossil beds of hundreds of tons of petrified bones, which first had been discovered by the Cooks shortly after they married in 1887. Geologists and paleontologists arrived from all part
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