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
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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A Friendly Game at Rendezvous- 1832 $ 1,950.00 Army Regulations $ 235.00 Calling the Buffalo $ Multiple Options Caution Born of Necessity $ 395.00 Chased by the Devil $ 995.00 Cheyenne Red Shield $ 275.00 Council Mediator $ 795.00 Coup Sticks and War Paint $ 995.00 Crossing Below the Falls (Canvas) $ 2,950.00 Crow Country $ 1,450.00 Dust of Many Pony Soldiers (Canvas) $ 2,300.00 Far Seeing Glass $ 1,950.00 Flags on the Frontier $ Multiple Options Found on the Field of Battle $ 1,250.00 Grandfather Prays to Sun $ 1,950.00 Guarding the Lodge $ 795.00 Hawk Feathers $ 245.00 Healing Power of the Raven Bundle Only 1 Left! $ Multiple Options Horse Doctor and his Medicine Bag at Rendezvous $ 4,500.00 Light Cavalry $ 225.00 Long Trail Ahead, The $ 1,250.00 Medicine Horse Mask $ 975.00 Medicine Shields of the Blackfoot $ 750.00 New Doll for My Granddaughter $ 1,250.00 Paper that Talks Two Ways, the Treaty Signing $ Multiple Options Seeking Guidance from the Great Spirit $ 1,450.00 Shield of Her Husband (Canvas) $ 1,150.00 Sign Along the Trail $ 325.00 Signals in the Wind $ 225.00 Sunset for the Comanche $ 2,450.00 The Rivers Gift $ 1,250.00 Three Generations $ 975.00 Transfering the Medicine Shield (Canvas) $ Multiple Options Tribal Warfare $ 345.00 Tribute to the Plains People $ 2,950.00 War Stories $ 225.00 Weather Dancer Dream, The $ 225.00 Whiskey Smugglers $ 895.00 White Man Fire Sticks $ Multiple Options Rare Pieces Click on an image to see pricing, size and description of art.
A Watchful Eye $ Call Abandoned $ Call Among the Spirits of the Long-Ago People $ Multiple Options Apache Fire Makers $ Call Apache Scout $ Call Bear Tracks $ Call Before the Little Big Horn $ Call Blackfeet Among the Aspen $ Call Blackfeet Spectators $ Call Blackfoot Raiders $ Call Blessing from the Medicine Man $ Call Blood Man $ Call Bonnet Case, The $ Call Broken Trail $ Call Cache, The $ Call Camp at Cougars Den $ Call Captains Horse, The $ Call Capture of the Horse Bundle $ Call Captured From General Crooks Command $ Call Captured Ponies, The $ Call Change of Command $ Call Cheyenne at the Disappearing Creek $ Call Cheyenne Mother $ Call Chief Joseph Rides to Surrender $ Call Chief Joseph Rides to Surrender (Canvas) $ Call Color of Sun $ Call Color of Sun (Canvas) $ Call Comanche Spoilers $ Call Council of Chiefs $ Call Council Regalia $ Call Cree Finery $ Call Crossing at the Ford $ Call Crossing Below the Falls $ Call Crossing Medicine Lodge Creek $ Call Crow Camp 1864 $ Call Crow Pipe Ceremony $ Call Crow Pipe Holder $ Call Crows in the Yellowstone $ Call Deeds of His Father by Howard Terpning $ Call Digging in at Sappa Creek $ Call Do Not Disturb $ Call Dust of Many Pony Soldier $ Call Family Home, The $ Call Field Headquarters $ Call Force of Nature Humbles All Men, The $ Call Four Sacred Drummers $ Call Gold Seekers to the Black Hills $ Call Grandfather Speaks $ Call Hard Trails Wore Out More Than Ponies $ Call High Country $ Call Holy Man of the Blackfoot $ Call Hope Springs Eternal- Ghost Dance $ Call Hope Springs Eternal-The Ghost Dance $ Call Horse Feathers $ Call Horse of a Different Color $ Call Isdzan Apache Woman $ Call Journey to the Medicine Wheel $ Call Last Buffalo $ Call Last Rays of Sun $ Call Leader of Men $ Call Legend of Geronimo $ Multiple Options Lonely Sentinel, The $ Call Long Shot, The $ Call Major North and the Pawnee Battalion $ Call Medicine Man of the Cheyenne $ Call Medicine Man of the Cheyenne $ Call Medicine Pipe $ Call Moving Day on the Flathead $ Call Mystery of the Underwater People $ Call Mystic Power of the War Shield $ Call Nectar of the Gods $ Call Offerings to Sun $ Call Offerings to the Little People $ Call Old Country Buffet - The Feast $ Call On the Edge of the World $ Call One Mans Castle $ Call Paints $ Call Passing into Womanhood $ Call Patient Provider $ Call Ploy, The $ Call Plunder from Sonora $ Call Prairie Knights $ Call Prairie Shade $ Call Preparing for the Sun Dance $ Call Pride of the Cheyenne $ Call Profile of Wisdom $ Call Prospectors Among the Blackfeet $ Call Protectors of the Cheyenne People $ Call Proud Men $ Call Running Eagle Falls $ Call Scouts of General Crook, The $ Call Scouts Report $ Call Search for the Pass $ Call Search for the Renegades $ Call Seeking Wisdom Through the Pipe $ Call Shaman and His Magic Feathers, The $ Multiple Options Sharpshooters Closing on the Herd $ Call Shepherd of the Plains $ Call Shield of Her Husband $ Call Shoshonis $ Call Signal, The $ Call Sioux Flag Carrier $ Call Small Comfort $ Call Soldier Hat $ Call Solitude $ Call Sound of a Distant Bugle $ Call Spectators, The $ Call Spirit of the Plains $ Call Spirit of the Rainmaker $ Call Staff Carrier $ Call Status Symbols $ Call Stones that Speak $ Call Storyteller, The $ Call Stragglers, The $ Call Strength of Eagles, The $ Call Sunday Best $ Call Talking Robe $ Call Teachings of My Grandmother, The $ Call Telling of the Legends $ Call Telling of the Legends $ Call Test of Courage $ Call The Honor of Being Pipe Carrier $ Call The Second Geronimo Campaign $ Call The Trackers $ Call They Came From Nowhere $ Call Thunder Speaks $ Call Thunderpipe and the Holy Man $ Call To Capture Enemy Horses $ Call Trading Post at Chadron Creek $ Call Trail Along the Backbone $ Call Trail in Bitterroots $ Call Transferring the Medicine Shield $ Call Trophy $ Call Vanishing Pony Tracks $ Call Victors, The $ Call War Chief $ Call Warning, The $ Call Watching the Column $ Call When Careless Spelled Disaster $ Call When Trails Turn Cold $ Call Where Spirits Dwell $ Call White Water Passage $ Call Winter Coat $ Call With Mother Earth $ Call Woman of the Sioux $ Call Yapping Dogs $ Call