Lame Deer

Robert S. Neuman’s sense of humanism comes to fore in this series of works inspired by the American West. During a visit to Lame Deer, Montana, near the site of Battle of Little Big Horn, he was struck by the quiet plight of the Native American community there.

Canvases from this series split sky from earth and populate tumultuous chromatic landscapes with the skeletal outlines of teepees that represent material, cultural and spiritual loss.

Lame Deer Pictograph, 1992
Oil on linen, 42 x 51 inches

Private Collection

Lame Deer (Shoshone), 2008
Oil on linen, 28 x 28 inches

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Lame Deer (Medicine Tail), 1996
Mixed media on paper, 15 x 21 ⅞

Lame Deer (Bear Paw), 1989
Oil on linen, 22 x 30 inches

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Lame Deer (Lapwai), 2006
Oil on canvas, 50 x 55 inches

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Lame Deer (Red Cloud), 2006
Oil on linen, 50 x 20 inches

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Lame Deer (Bear Paw Mountain), 2003
Oil on canvas, 22 1/2 x 36 inches

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Lame Deer (Greasy Grass), 1992
Mixed media on paper

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Lame Deer (Medicine Tail), 1997
Oil on linen, 44 x 48 inches

Lame Deer, Bear Paw Study, 1989–2009
Mixed media on paper, 18 x 22 inches

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Lame Deer  (Kootenai), 1989
Oil on linen, 42 x 72 inches

Lame Deer Study, 1988
Mixed media on paper

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