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Henry Francois Farny

 (1847 - 1916)
Henry Francois Farny was active/lived in Ohio, California / France.  Henry Farny is known for Indians, frontier life, illustrator, pottery decoration.

Henry Francois Farny

Born in Alsace Lorraine, France, Henry Farny became a well-known American illustrator and painter, especially for quiet aspects of Indian life such as campfire scenes.  Farny, working in a highly realistic, detailed style, had a deep regard for Indians as individuals, and often depicted them in an harmonious environment.  Only a few of his paintings show Indians in dramatic action.  He particularly painted the Sioux Indians and, given the Indian name for "Long Boots", was adopted into their tribe.

His work reflected the late 19th and early turn-of-the century romanticizing of the American Indian in the West, but differed from the approach of Charles Russell and Frederic Remington who showed conflict bet  ...  Displaying 750 of 20947 characters.

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About  Henry Francois Farny

Born:  1847 - Alsace Lorraine, France
Died:   1916 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Known for:  Indians, frontier life, illustrator, pottery decoration