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, Shoshone, 2008, oil on linen, 28 x 28 inches

Private Collection

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 (Red Cloud), 2006, oil on linen, 50 x 20 inches

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

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

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

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Lame Deer (Medicine Trail), 1997, oil on linen,
44 x 48 inches

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

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

Private Collection