Edwin Willard Deming (American, 1860-1942)
Untitled, early 20th century
Oil painting on canvas
Signed “E.W. Deming” to the lower right
Born in Ohio, Edwin Deming studied at the Art Students League in New York and the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris with Gustave Boulanger and Jules Lefebvre. He is known for his depictions of the American west having traveled and lived three decades with Native American tribes of the southwest and pacific northwest. In 1893, he was hired by Outing magazine to travel west and produce illustrations of Native American life with fellow artists DeCost Smith and Frederic Remington. Deming’s 1916 murals of Native American life are located in the American Museum of Natural History and in the Museum of the American Indian. Other institutions that have collected or displayed his work include the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, and the Smithsonian Institution, among others.
- wear, minor fraying and abrasions throughout the edges of canvas; negligible areas of paint loss throughout the canvas margins; negligible spots of paint loss throughout the composition; minor toning and slight loss of tension throughout the canvas.