Short Bull - Sioux, Messiah Medicine Man
12 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches
Signed Lower Left
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