Howard Terpning - Sound of a Distant Bugle

An afternoon of bathing by Cheyenne and their horses is cut short by a sound that can only mean trouble and a fast ride back to their endangered village. While attending a gathering at the Big Horn River, I observed a group of young Native men charging into the river on horseback. I visualized them as a party of Cheyenne warriors cooling off on a hot day as they look out for potential danger. - HT

Its intricate design and complex composition are the hallmarks of TerpningÂ’s masterful style. It was a challenge for Howard to create the important reflections in the river while showing the waterÂ’s swift flow. He placed figures in different depths to give a variety to their groupings, from the submerged Native on the left, to the yellow shirt on the right. Note also the blood red colors in the center and the cavalry hat. The two central Indians drive home the immediate sense of alarm to the viewer.

The painting won the 2010 Thomas Moran Memorial Award for Painting at the Masters of the American West Fine Art Exhibition at the Autry National Center in Los Angeles.


Howard Terpning - Sound of a Distant Bugle

Release Year: 2013
Size: 40 x 60
Form: limited edition giclée on canvas
Edition Size: 30 numbered and hand signed by the artist
Artist Proofs: call or email to check on availability
Custom Framing: available upon request

Product Code: TERSO3

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