John Hauser

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John Hauser


Chief Painted Horse

Oil on Board

11 x 7 inches

Signed Lower Right

Inventory ID: rs953

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John Hauser was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1859.  He began his formal art training at the Art Academy of Cincinnati and later at the McMicken Art School.  In 1901, he was “adopted” as a Sioux and named “Straight White Shield.”  For the next twenty years, Hauser and his wife traveled through the West and to New Mexico and Arizona, recording through drawing and painting the vanishing way of life of the American Indian. He specialized in portraiture of Western Indian people.  He died in 1913 in Cincinnati, Ohio.


Ohio Mechanics Institute; Cincinnati AA, c. 1872; McMicken Art School with T. Noble, 1873; Royal Acad., Munich, with Gysis, 1880; in Dusseldorf and Paris until 1891


Cincinnati AC; Munchner Kunstler Club; Munchner Kunstverein


Smithsonian; Gilcrease Inst. 


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