Peace Offering

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Peace Offering
Peace Offering
Artist: Houser, AllanDate of Birth: 1914-1994
Medium: Bronze, cast number 3/8
Dimensions: 37 1/2 inches high
Signed: Signed
Verso: SF stamp

Allan Houser was the first child born in Oklahoma to Geronimo’s Chiricahua Apache after their release in 1914 from decades of detention in Florida, and the strength and dignity of his ancestors and their travails flows through his sculptures. Combining Modernist abstraction with traditional Native American elements, Houser’s simplified figures inhabit both the plane we all live on and a spiritual plane. Life, work and worship are made of the whole cloth of purpose; they are inseparable aspects of divinity. Peace Offering unites a strong, elegant abstraction—the elongated triangle of the robe—with the uplifting face and hands of the chief as he holds the pipe up to the sky, sharing the smoke in fellowship and propitiation. A monumental version of Peace Offering stands in front of the United Nations building in New York.