Tag Archives: 1920’s

1927: East River

Georgia O’Keeffe: East River from the Shelton (East River No. 1) (c. 1927-28)

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1947: Iridescence

Andrey Avinoff: Iridescence (1925-1947) The entomologist Andrey Avinoff emigrated from Russia to the USA after the revolution and worked at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History for 20 years, eventually becoming its director. He turned to painting only later in … Continue reading

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1929: ’ixtˈ

Every Tlingit clan in every major village was supposed to have its own shaman (’ixtˈ), who might also be a clan or house chief, uniting supernatural power with economic and ceremonial leadership….The functions of the shaman were several. He fought … Continue reading

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1924: Queen of the Clouds

Otto Kuhler: Queen of the Clouds (1924)

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1920: Robe

James White Calf (attrib): Elkskin Robe (ca. 1920); the robe is a record of the war honors of Mountain Chief, a Blackfeet chief.

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1920: Seascape

Ludwik Cylkow: Untitled Seascape (c 1920)

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1921: Outnumbered and Outgunned

In the Irish War of Independence (1919-1921), Irish republicans were vastly outnumbered and outgunned by British forces—yet they won, fighting to an eventual truce and the establishment of the Irish Free State in 1922. How did they do it? In … Continue reading

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