This fine young man is Native American, Jay Eagle from Bullhead, South Dakota. Jay is Hunkpapa/Oglala Lakota and lives on the Standing Rock Reservation. My good friend Andrew Hogarth from Sydney, Australia that is a world-famous photographer, took the first-class photograph that I am using for my reference. His work has appeared in many, many national publications. Matter of fact, the photo has graced several magazine covers and other publications. This photo of Jay was taken in 1996 at the annual Crow Fair on land surrounding the Little Big Horn River near Billings, Montana. With regards to his powwow dancing, Jay has won close to two hundred 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards. Jay still has all the envelopes that his prize money was handed to him on those particular days.
I also want to mention, Andrew has been asked many times by many artists to paint his images. I am the first artist that Andrew has asked to paint one of his grand images! I am truly honored!
This painting is traditional oils on Ampersand Gessobord Masonite.
Signed/numbered prints available. Edition of 150.
Original is available. $3,500
Measures: 16" x 16"