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Chief Wolf Robe
Solid marble portrait bust Approximately 35" wide X 35" tall X 18" deep
Excerpt of comments by juror in awarding top honors at "A Portrait of America" exhibition for this bust: " I chose to follow the values espoused by the early artists of the Hudson River School. In their work they were continually striving to communicate Truth, Beauty, and Excellence. In Doug Bieniek's sculpture, "Wolf Robe" I found the artistic values I was looking for and I also saw the story of this land. I appreciate the composition, and the sensitive rendering of the details of face and figure that bring the man and his land together. Congratulations! " Frederick D. Somers
Chief Wolf Robe 1838-1910 Southern Cheyenne In 1876 the Cheyenne joined the Sioux and defeated Col. George Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn. In 1877 the Cheyenne surrendered and were forced to leave the open plains and were relocated to "Indian Territory: which is present day Oklahoma. It is widely held that the Indian profile on the Indian Head/Buffalo Nickel is Wolf Robe. Larger than life-size, hand carved smoke white imported natural marble. Signed by the artist.