(American, 20th c.)
"Kukwa Dance, Cocle Indians of Panama 1924"
oil on unstretched canvas, unframed
Signed and inscribed "VERRILL/Panama '24" lower left
Together with two books written by the Artist: "The American Indian, North, South and Central America," First Edition, 1927. See Page 137, a black and white plate of this actual painting; and "Panama of Today", 1927, Page 110 Black and White Plate showing the actual indians, in their colorful costumes, as they appear in this painting.
About the Artist:
A. Hyatt Verrill was a talented and prolific anthropoligist artist/author, having written amongst others, "Cuba, Past and Present," "Porto Rico, Past and Present," "The Real Story of the Pirate," and "The Real Story of the Whaler," etc., Verrill was for years engaged in study and research for the Museum of the American Indian, which took him to remote districts and to dwell with little-known tribes. Not only did he study the ancient culture and civilizations but also the advent of Europeans in the two Americas, to modern times and the building of the Panama canal..
Measurements: 11 3/4" x 15 1/2"
Inventory number: P0178