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Robert Hofsinde

 (1902 - 1973)
Robert Hofsinde was active/lived in Michigan / Denmark.  Robert Hofsinde is known for illustrator Indian genre.

Biography   Robert Hofsinde

Robert Hofsinde was born in Denmark in 1902 and came to the United States twenty years later. He settled in Minneapolis, where he took a job making scientific drawings for the Minnesota Academy of Science. On a painting trip in the north woods of Minnesota, Hofsinde came upon a young Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian boy who had fallen into a pit trap and severely broken his leg. Hofsinde rescued the boy, set his leg, and carried him back to his village on a sled. In gratitude, the boy's family adopted Hofsinde and gave him the name Gray-Wolf. Time spent with the Ojibwa Indians changed the direction of Hofsinde's career. He began to sketch the Indians and became so interested in their culture that for three years he stayed with the Ojibwa people. Displaying 750 of 1680 characters.

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