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Tear (Original)

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Size: 9" X 12"

There were a lot of injustices that happened to the Native American nation , but seldom was such a strong stoic people brought to tears.My photographic reference was taken from an historical sepia colored photograph. I added the tear as a symbol of grief.

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Loveless paints the 1970's image of the "Crying Indian". Throughout history there have been so many injustices to the Native people of America. Tear is an 9" X 12" oil painting of a symbol of American hope and endurance. 🇺🇸

After completed this painting I learned about the history of the model In the public service announcements I used to see on TV. Iron Eyes Cody was (born Espera Oscar de Corti, April 3, 1904 – January 4, 1999) was an Italian-American actor. He portrayed Native Americans in Hollywood films. He played a Native American shedding a tear about litter in one of the country's most well-known television public service announcements, "Keep America Beautiful".

Although the non-Native public who knew him from the movies and television thought of Cody as an American Indian, a 1996 story by The Times-Picayune in New Orleans questioned his heritage, reporting that he was a second-generation Italian-American.

Here is yet slight another slight against Native Americans by the Hollywood system. The painting "Tear" is a symbol of the abuse endured by the first native people of America

 

Here is initial under painting of Tear.

Here is a progress photograph of Tear during initial underpainting.

Tear

I painted the 1970's image of the "Crying Indian". Tear is an 9" X 12" oil painting of a symbol of American hope and endurance. 🇺🇸
 

see full description & specifications
After I completed this painting I learned about the history of the model In the public service announcements I used to see on TV. Iron Eyes Cody was (born Espera Oscar de Corti, April 3, 1904 – January 4, 1999) was an Italian-American actor. He portrayed Native Americans in Hollywood films. He played a Native American shedding a tear about litter in one of the country's most well-known television public service announcements, "Keep America Beautiful".
Although the non-Native public who knew him from the movies and television thought of Cody as an American Indian, a 1996 story by The Times-Picayune in New Orleans questioned his heritage, reporting that he was a second-generation Italian-American.
 
Here is an image of the underpainting that I started using raw umber.
 

Tear

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My wife, Yvette Loveless, and I have previously owned a gallery in Saint Louis, Missouri USA for three years. We will make sure you are pleased with your artwork. All of our inventory of prints are prepared by Graphik Dimensions and Bay Photo. Both have flawless reputations in the printing industry. We will honor your return or exchange of artwork that does not meet your approval within one month of delivery.

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I, James Loveless Jr, use archival materials. I am a member of the Oil Painters of America and I use Belgium linen canvas I stretch or board I prime myself. I use Winsor & Newton, Williamson and Daler/Rowney brand oil paints. After my paintings dry completely, I apply Winsor & Newton Professional Gloss Varnish.

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