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Howard Terpning

 
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Howard Terpning

Howard Terpning is one of the most lauded painters of Western art. Over his lifetime he’s received the highest awards in the field, including the National Academy of Western Art’s Prix de West, the Hubbard Art Award for Excellence, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Autry National Center, and 2005 Masters of the American West Thomas Moran Memorial Award and countless others. He’s an Emeritus member of the Cowboy Artists of America with over forty-one awards from that organization alone. Quite simply, he’s a living master of Western art.

Born in Illinois and educated at the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts and the American Academy of Art, Terpning first gained attention with his dramatic movie illustrations for such classic films as The Sound of Music, Dr. Zhivago and the re-issue of Gone with the Wind. His love of the West and Native American traditions guided his direction as he pursued a fine art career. “The American Indian fascinates me,” says Terpning. “The more I study them, the more intrigued I become. There’s always another story waiting to be told.”

Items from Terpning’s own extensive collection of Indian artifacts often appear in his paintings. His historical accuracy and technical prowess form the firm foundation for his style, earning respect from fellow artists, collectors and the native peoples he depicts.

Original Howard Terpning oil paintings now command top prices at Western auctions. Search for the Renegades, an oil from 1981, recently sold for $1.5 million dollars. Limited edition giclees and lithographs by Terpning often sell out at the publisher as soon as they're released.

“I think it’s important to tell the story of the Plains Indians because their history is our history…part of our heritage,” says the artist. “I feel privileged to be one of their storytellers.”

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Do Not Disturb
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Council Mediator
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Telling of the Legends
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Among the Spirits of the Long-Ago People
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Army Regulations
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Bear Tracks
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Broken Trail
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Calling the Buffalo
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Captains Horse, The
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Caution Born of Necessity
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Chased by the Devil
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Cheyenne Mother
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Crossing at the Ford
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Crow Country
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Deeds of His Father by Howard Terpning
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Family Home, The
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Far Seeing Glass
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Found on the Field of Battle
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Hawk Feathers
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Healing Power of the Raven Bundle
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Horse of a Different Color
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Light Cavalry
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Medicine Horse Mask
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Medicine Shields of the Blackfoot
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New Doll for My Granddaughter
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Prospectors Among the Blackfeet
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Signals in the Wind
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The Rivers Gift
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The Second Geronimo Campaign
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The Trackers
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Three Generations
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Trail in Bitterroots
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Tribute to the Plains People
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War Stories
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Weather Dancer Dream, The
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Whiskey Smugglers
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White Man Fire Sticks
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Yapping Dogs
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Stones that Speak (Framed)
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A Friendly Game at Rendezvous- 1832
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A Watchful Eye
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Abandoned
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Apache Fire Makers
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Apache Scout
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Before the Little Big Horn
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Blackfeet Among the Aspen
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Blackfeet Spectators
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Blackfoot Raiders
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Blessing from the Medicine Man
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Blood Man
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Bonnet Case, The
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Cache, The
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Camp at Cougars Den
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Capture of the Horse Bundle
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Captured From General Crooks Command
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Change of Command
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Cheyenne at the Disappearing Creek
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Chief Joseph Rides to Surrender
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Chief Joseph Rides to Surrender
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Color of Sun
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Color of Sun (Canvas)
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Comanche Spoilers
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Council of Chiefs
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Council Regalia
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Coup Sticks and War Paint
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Cree Finery
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Crossing Below the Falls
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Crossing Medicine Lodge Creek
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Crow Camp 1864
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Crow Pipe Ceremony
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Crow Pipe Holder
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Digging in at Sappa Creek
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Dust of Many Pony Soldier
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Field Headquarters
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Force of Nature Humbles All Men, The
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Four Sacred Drummers
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Gold Seekers to the Black Hills
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Grandfather Prays to Sun
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Grandfather Speaks
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Guarding the Lodge
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Hard Trails Wore Out More Than Ponies
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High Country
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Holy Man of the Blackfoot
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Hope Springs Eternal- Ghost Dance
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Hope Springs Eternal-The Ghost Dance
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Horse Doctor and his Medicine Bag at Rendezvous
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Horse Feathers
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Isdzan Apache Woman
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Journey to the Medicine Wheel
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Last Buffalo
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Last Rays of Sun
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Leader of Men
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Legend of Geronimo
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Long Shot, The
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Long Trail Ahead, The
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Major North and the Pawnee Battalion
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Medicine Man of the Cheyenne
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Medicine Pipe
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Moving Day on the Flathead
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Mystery of the Underwater People
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Mystic Power of the War Shield
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Nectar of the Gods
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Offerings to Sun
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Offerings to the Little People
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Old Country Buffet - The Feast
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On the Edge of the World
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One Mans Castle
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Paper that Talks Two Ways, the Treaty Signing
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Passing into Womanhood
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Patient Provider
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Ploy, The
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Plunder from Sonora
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Preparing for the Sun Dance
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Pride of the Cheyenne
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Profile of Wisdom
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Protectors of the Cheyenne People
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Proud Men
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Running Eagle Falls
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Scouts of General Crook, The
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Scouts Report
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Search for the Pass
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Search for the Renegades
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Seeking Wisdom Through the Pipe
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Shaman and His Magic Feathers, The
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Sharpshooters Closing on the Herd
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Shepherd of the Plains
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Shield of Her Husband
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Shoshonis
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Sign Along the Trail
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Signal, The
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Sioux Flag Carrier
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Small Comfort
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Soldier Hat
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Solitude
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Sound of a Distant Bugle
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Spectators, The
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Spirit of the Rainmaker
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Staff Carrier
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Status Symbols
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Storyteller, The
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Stragglers, The
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Strength of Eagles, The
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Sunday Best
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Sunset for the Comanche
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Talking Robe
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Teachings of My Grandmother, The
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Telling of the Legends
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Test of Courage
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They Came From Nowhere
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Thunder Speaks
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Thunderpipe and the Holy Man
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To Capture Enemy Horses
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Trading Post at Chadron Creek
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Trail Along the Backbone
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Transferring the Medicine Shield
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Trophy
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Vanishing Pony Tracks
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Victors, The
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War Chief
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Warning, The
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Watching the Column
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When Careless Spelled Disaster
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When Trails Turn Cold
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Where Spirits Dwell
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White Water Passage
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Winter Coat
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With Mother Earth
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Woman of the Sioux
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