Nationally acclaimed painter Rory Wagner (1950-2010) was noted in 1982 as America's Finest Young Realist in the New York Times, just prior his Opening Western Exhibition of 20 paintings at the Quail Hollow Galleries in Oklahoma City. The show was an astounding success with over 400 people in attendance and a complete sell-out in the first ten minutes of the Exhibition.

Woman of Grace and Dignity

60 X 54 Inches

Acrylic on Canvas, 1993

Price on Request

The depiction of a doll, Lakota, comes to life. She is the legendary White Buffalo Calf Maiden, a benevolent Holy Woman revered for bringing religious instruction to the Lakota. The Horse Stick, an effigy, symbolizes her journey into the real. Her face paint is rare, except for this being. The Lakota commonly traded for feathers in the 1800s, due to their color, power and majesty. Her dress is authentic - ap-proximately 1800.

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