The American Indian Observed: Selected Sketches and Documents from the Collections of the Archives of American Art


Found among the Archives' collections are many artists' depictions of the American Indian. While the work of artists like George Catlin, W. Langdon Kihn, and Dorothy Newkirk Stewart all look different, they, and the work of other artists represented in this display, are united in one respect: their subject matter came from life. Whether through sketchbooks, notes, or works of art, the following selections are testament to the power of observation.