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HENRY FRANCOIS FARNY (1847-1916)
Henry Farny was born in Alsace, France, the son of a political refugee who came to Pennsylvania when Henry was six years old. As a child, he was friendly with members of a nearby tribe of Seneca Indians, which initiated his life-long interest in Native Americans. Farny, who once took private art lessons with Albert Bierstadt, worked as both an illustrator and painter, and became known for his scenes of Native American life and campfires.
Farny was a realist whose detailed style represented Native Americans in their characteristic environments in a dignified fashion. He particularly painted the Sioux Indians and was given the Indian name “Long Boots” and adopted into their tribe. Farny’s goal as an artist was to preserve the details of a way of life he saw disappearing before his eyes.
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