Joseph Scheuerle

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Joseph Scheuerle


Covers Up / Crow, 1938

Watercolor / Gouache

12 1/4 x 8 3/4 inches

Signed Lower Right

Inventory ID: RS860

Text on Reverse:
-Covers Up - Crow-
Painted in "Recreation Parlor", while he was playing cards with his cronies - the place is a public center, more like an old time beer saloon not kept clean, but no alcoholic liquors for sale, which is prohibited on all res. - but visited all day and into the night by young and old men - playing pool and cards -  Covers Up is a grand type of the Crow Indian - Crow Agy. Mont. July 1938 Joe Scheuerle


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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