Joseph Scheuerle

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Joseph Scheuerle


Bull Head / Gros Ventre, 1914

Watercolor / Gouache

12 3/4x 8 5/8 inches

Signed Lower Right

Inventory ID: RS861

Text on Reverse:
Bull Head - ATSINA - Arapaho Stock
also called Gros Ventre
with the Assiniboin on Fort Belknap Res. Mont
Painted in Lodge Pole Camp. 1914
He's a big powerful type with fine head
- no clothes


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Joseph Scheuerle was born in Vienna, Austria in 1873.  He came to Cincinnati in 1882.  He was apprenticed to a lithographer and afterwards employed as a commercial artist.
In 1896 he sketched Indians for posters.  In 1900 he moved to Chicago, where he worked as an illustrator and produced Buffalo Billposters.  He made trips West, painting the Sioux Indians in 1909, the Crow and Blackfoot, 1910, the Cheyenne in 1911 and others.  He was a friend of C.M. Russell, Gollings, and de Young.  He moved back to Cincinnati during WWI and to NYC in 1923.  He died in South Orange, New Jersey in 1948.

Cincinnati Art Academy

Cincinnati Art Club

Boileau College, Birmingham, Michigan

WW04; P&H Samuels, 423