The Indian Sun Priest
FES Title: – old Indian painting buffalo robe
Alternate Titles: Sun priests painting buffalo skins with symbols of their dreams
[1927]; Sun Priest Painting Buffalo Skin [1931]
Date: 05/12/1927
Size: 30″H x 34.125″W
Medium: oil-Russian-canvas
Type: illustration
Published: Schultz, James Willard. “Red Crow’s Brother.” The American Boy, August 1927: cover.
no caption

The Instructor, October 1933: cover.
caption: Indian Sun Priest

Pitz, Henry C. “Frank E. Schoonover: An Exemplar of the Pyle Tradition.” American Artist, November 1964: 69.
caption: The Sun God

International Art Gallery. Brandywine Tradition Artists; Featuring the Works of Howard Pyle, Frank E. Schoonover, the Wyeth Family, Charles Colombo, David Hanna. New York: Great American Editions, 1971. (catalog)

Schoonover, Frank E. The Edge of the Wilderness, edited by Cortlandt Schoonover. Toronto: Methuen, 1974: 146.
caption: Indian Sun Priest

Schoonover, Cortlandt. Frank Schoonover, Illustrator of the North American Frontier. New York: Watson-Guptill Publications, 1976: 101.
caption: The Indian Sun Priest

Elzea, Rowland and Iris Snyder. The American Illustration Collection of the Delaware Art Museum. Wilmington: Delaware Art Museum, 1991: 85, 143.
caption: Indian sun priest

Inscription: lr: Frank E. Schoonover / 1927
Exhibitions: 1927 WSFA; 1931 FES; 1933 WSFA; 1962 WSFA Copeland; 1962 FES; 1969 DAM; 1971 Brandywine Tradition (catalog); 1972 95th Birthday; 1985 DAM; 1985 Best; 1990 Fort Lauderdale
Comments: painted over #1293 restretched to 30×34
TP 4/14/03; form 4/14/03 (examined, not photographed); NT 4×5; index; relined; edit
DAM accession #33-1
Commentary: This image was painted over #1293. In the 1970’s, it was made into a print.This painting was the ‘Work of the Month’ at the Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE in 1998.
Provenance: Sold by artist to Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, Delaware. Louisa du Pont Copeland Memorial Fund [1933]