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Wilfred Kihn

 (1898 - 1957)
Wilfred Langdon Kihn was active/lived in Connecticut.  Wilfred Kihn is known for Indian portrait painting, magazine illustration.

Wilfred Kihn

Born in Brooklyn, New York, Wilfrid Kihn became a painter of North American Indian subjects, traveling widely for his subjects from his home in East Haddam, Connecticut.  His motive was that he feared the Indian cultures would vanish before records were made of them.  Of these depictions, he later said he "had painted 500 Indian pictures, visited 35 tribes, and covered the area from the Atlantic to the Pacific and from the Mexican border to the Arctic." (266) It is thought that his estimate of doing 500 Indian paintings was "an understatement".

He studied at the Art Students League in New York City with Homer Boss and Winold Reiss.  In 1920, he went to Montana and New Mexico with Reiss, and his one-man exhibitions bega  ...  Displaying 750 of 1693 characters.

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About  Wilfred Kihn

Born:  1898 - Brooklyn, New York
Died:   1957 - East Haddam, New York
Known for:  Indian portrait painting, magazine illustration