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Laverne Nelson Black

 (1887 - 1938)
Laverne Nelson Black was active/lived in New Mexico, Illinois, Wisconsin.  Laverne Black is known for Indian-western genre painting, illustration.

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Born in Viola, Wisconsin, Laverne Black became a painter and sculptor of western genre.  His style combined Impressionism and Modernism, and he did not receive much attention for his work during his lifetime but was much appreciated later for his pictorial record of western life.

He was the son of an innkeeper, and as a child, often played with Indian boys from the local Kickapoo reservation.  From these experiences, he acquired great interest in Indian legends and traditions, which he began painting on his own, using natural materials such as berry juices for paints.

His family sold their hotel business and moved to Chicago where he received his only formal training, which was at the Chicago Academy of Fi   ...  Displaying 750 of 12321 characters.

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