Deer Track (Pa-ee-na)

  • Kenneth M. Adams, Deer Track (Pa-ee-na), after 1924, oil, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Arvin Gottlieb, 1991.205.1

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Deer Track clasps his huge hands around one knee, comfortably holding a pose while the artist works to capture the man’s quiet dignity. Kenneth Adams carried the orange and blue tones from his sitter’s clothing into the rich brown of his skin. The same colors appear again in the draped fabric of the background, so that Deer Track seems naturally a part of the environment around him. Adams painted his models from life, and his mentor, artist Andrew Dasburg, praised his former student, noting that Adams’s “strongest sympathy was for people.” (Kenneth Adams, N.A., 1963)
Title
Deer Track (Pa-ee-na)
Artists
Date
after 1924
On View
Dimensions
20 1/4 x 16 1/4 in. (51.5 x 41.3 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of Arvin Gottlieb

Mediums
Classifications
Keywords
  • Ethnic – Indian
  • Portrait male – Pa-ee-na
  • Portrait male – Deer Track
Object Number
1991.205.1
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