Skip to Content

Classification: Painting

Showing 1 of 1


  FILTER RESULTS
Image of The Tribesman

Hubert Shuptrine
American, 1936–2006

The Tribesman

1982

Object Type: Painting
Creation Place: North America, American
Dimensions:
17 3/16 in. x 20 13/16 in. (43.66 cm x 52.86 cm)
Medium and Support: Watercolor and egg tempera on paper
Accession Number: 1989.0002.0039

Credit Line: Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Montgomery, Alabama, The Blount Collection


The subject of this painting is James "Goingback" Chiltoskey a member of the Cherokee nation. Born in 1907 in a remote area of North Carolina, Goingback (or G.B., as he was known) was a sickly child who required repeated attendance by Cherokee medicine men. They had to travel to the boy’s remote home to treat him, and they gave him his name because they were constantly “going back” to check on his health. Chiltoskey, a highly talented woodcarver, met the painter Hubert Shuptrine in 1970, when they both participated in the Plum Nellie Arts and Crafts Show in Resin Falls, Georgia. Shuptrine admired Chiltoskey as a fellow artist and as a man with a compelling life story. Shuptrine used indirect lighting to highlight Chiltoskey's face, creating strong shadows that enhance its planes and its lines of character. In the language of art, light is often equated with goodness and grace; here it seems to bless the visage of this man while conveying the dignity and wisdom of age.

Keywords Click a term to view the records with the same keyword

Portfolio List Click a portfolio name to view all the objects in that portfolio
This object is a member of the following portfolios:


Your current search criteria is: Portfolio is "Classification: Painting" and [Object]Display Artist is "Hubert Shuptrine".