Edwin Willard Deming
(1860 - 1942)
Edwin Willard Deming was active/lived in Connecticut, New York, Ohio. Edwin Deming is known for Indian, western genre and animal painting, camouflage artist, panorama.
Biography Edwin Willard Deming
Born in Ashland, Ohio, Edwin Deming was an early illustrator and
painter of the American West where he traveled among several Indian
tribes. He had grown up with Sac, Fox, and Winnebago playmates in
western Illinois and later lived among Indians for thirty-one years.
was committed to depicting the unspoiled Indian, a mission he perceived
as trying to make amends for corrupting their culture. It was
said that "No painter knew more about the American Indian--his life,
culture, and religion" (Harmsen Western Art).
was a teenager, he traveled West by train and stagecoach to sketch the
Indian territory, but his parents, intent on "practical" pursuits, sent
him to Chicago to study business law. However,
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