Winold Reiss

Blackfeet Indians

F. Winold Reiss (September 16, 1886 – August 23, 1953)  was a German-born American artist and graphic designer.  Reiss was a portraitist and his philosophy was that an artist must travel to find the most interesting subjects.

Reiss immigrated to America in1913 and was captivated by Native Americans.  He made over 250 paintings of Native Americans, especially the Blackfeet.  When he died on August 29th 1953 in New York City, the Blackfeet spread his ashes along the eastern edge of Glacier National Park.

See his work and more in Calendars.

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