We are pleased to announce the recent donation of Robert S. Neuman's Lame Deer Greasy Grass to the Bowdoin College Museum of Art in Brunswick, Maine by a private collector from the state. The painting will now be housed in the museum's permanent collection to be used for educational and teaching purposes.
Robert S. Neuman's abiding sense of humanism is foregrounded in his Lame Deer series. He began the series following a visit to Lame Deer, MT— near the site of the Battle of Little Bighorn— where he witnessed the persistent but quiet plight of Native American tribes. Works like Lame Deer Greasy Grass explore a disquieting side of the American West that few are able to see. Neuman's passion for the American landscape also extended to Maine, where he traded paintings for a home on Mount Desert Island in the 1960's and where Lame Deer Greasy Grass will continue to reside.
Pictured above: Lame Deer Greasy Grass, 1996, watercolor, ink and graphite, 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 inches