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In 1803 the United States negotiated and concluded the Louisiana Purchase with France effectively doubling the size of the country.  One year later Thomas Jefferson sent the Lewis and Clark expedition into the new territory to explore and discover what lay in that wilderness.  Until that time, the North America fur trade centered on the Saint Louis waterway and Great Lakes. But now the push to the Rocky Mountains and beyond would begin in earnest with John Jacob Astor forming the American Fur Company in 1808. The era of the mountain man had begun. More fur companies formed and along with free trappers, approximately 3,000 men sought the peltry of the beaver at the height of the fur trade.

The Mountain Men

 

The Calm of Twilight

The Calm of Twilight
Oil on linen
10” x 15”

The Mountain Men
Oil on linen
26” x 40”

Placid Crossing

IIt seems incredulous that a fashion - that of a beaver felt top hat – could launch a wave of commerce that would shape a continent.  But it did.

Captain of the Trading Post

Placid Crossing
Oil on linen
26” x 42”

It was the mountain men and traders of the era that showed the way west to those that would follow. And come they did: the settlers of the Oregon Trail, the miners, the cowboys and the railroads. They all followed in the footsteps of the mountain man. Joe captures this important era with a true passion for the stories of our country’s beginnings.

Captain of the Trading Post
Oil on linen
12” x 9”

The Balladeers

The Balladeers
Oil on linen
18” x 30”
SOLD

Over the Gros Ventre

Over the Gros Ventre
Oil on linen
38” x 74”

Autumn Buffalo Hunt Fifteen Miles a Day

Autumn Buffalo Hunt
Acrylic on canvas
30” x 44”

Coming Home

Coming Home
Oil on linen
13” x 20
 

Rugged Paradise

Rugged Paradise
Oil on linen
30” x 24”

Fifteen Miles a Day
Oil on linen
30” x 44”

Breakfast is Ready

Breakfast is Ready
Oil on linen
19” x 10”

Tall Tales
Lady With A Parasol

Lady with a Parasol
Oil on linen
40” x 30”

Tall Tales
Oil on linen
28.5” x 38”

Sleeping Indian Mountain

Sleeping Indian Mountain
Oil on linen
24” x 36”

Bond of Trust

Bond of Trust
Oil on linen board
10” x 12”

Corn Husk Dolls
Above the Roar of the Yellowstone

Above the Roar of the Yellowstone
Oil on linen
50” x 46”

Corn Husk Dolls
Oil on linen
30” x 36”

Huron Maiden

Huron Maiden
Oil on linen
16” x 20

Contemporary series

Over the years, Joe’s paintings have told the many colorful stories of the Native Peoples of our nation and the adventurers who opened the lands to immigrants seeking a new life.  The Native Peoples lived close to the earth and told their own historical narratives with vivid artistry.  In celebration of the Native Peoples cultures, Joe has chosen a contemporary painting style to portray their unique stories.

White Buffalo

White Buffalo
24” x 30”

Spirit Keeper

Spirit Keeper
36” x 48”

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