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Prairie Chicken Dance
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Digitized photographs of 260 Annora Brown paintings in the Glenbow Museum (wild flowers, Blackfoot culture & art, landscapes in the Oldman and Waterton River drainage area) can be viewed at:
Mountain Shooting Star 58.45.23 - Collection of Glenbow
Used with permission of Annora Brown Estate
Date: Blood Indian Reserve circa 1955
Medium: Oil on canvas
Source: Alberta Foundation of the Arts (Jubilee Collection) Edmonton, Alberta

Here the artist has incorporated the geometric motifs of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) culture with a more abstracted and fractured image to create a dynamic and vibrant recollection of one of the dances she admired. Although she never became an abstract artist, as many did in the 1950s, this painting and others like it was still unusual because, as she noted, “… the public had been trained to accept pale watercolours and conventional portraits of Indians.”

Used with permission of Annora Brown Estate