This is a wonderful original painting by Oklahoma artist Emil Lenders. Get a signed with his signature to the lower left including the Thunderbird 101 Ranch symbol. Works by this artist are very scarce. It depicts a warrior in action running on a horse Pass teepees.
The brushstrokes are absolutely fantastic. This piece is from the early 20th century around 1910. It is in a newer fancy gold frame.
The painting itself measures 20" x 24". In the frame it measures 26 1/2" x 30".The painting itself is in very good condition with no problems. The frame may have a few scuffs but is in very good condition as well. Vivid Career of Lenders, City Artist, Ends in Death The Oklahoman, April 4, 1934. Native Englishman, Lured By West, Became Friend of Buffalo Bill. Born in London and reared in Germany. Lender, 69-year-old artist who died Thursday at his apartment, 420 Northwest Eleventh street, became successively a Philadelphia alderman wild west show trouper and Oklahoma rancher before achieving his ambition to becoming a painter of plains animals. That he succeeded is attested by the fact that his pictures of buffalo, Indians, wolves and wild horses hang in some of the most important art collections of the country.
Already well known for his pictures of sheep, horses and other domestic animals, Lenders was attracted by the picturesque Indians, bronchos, cowboys and wild steers in Col. "Buffalo Bill" Cody's wild west show when it was showing in the old Madison Square Garden in New York City.He joined the show, traveling with it and studying the western actors and animals. Miller of the 101 Ranch and Cody's insistence brought the artist to Oklahoma to live and paint.
He established "Thunderbird" ranch near Miller's south of Ponca City. Write up from the 101 ranch site. Lenders had an elaborately carved saddle inscribed. W, Lenders, the best painter of buffalo in the world. From his admiring friend William F.
"Coin" Harvey asked Lenders to paint a picture of a buffalo to go into his famous pyramid to preserve features of the past for prosperity. Lenders had been ill for a year and confined to his bed for three months. Funeral arrangements to be in charge of the Garrison funeral home, Thursday night were awaiting word. From Oklahoma City, Emil Lenders reportedly was born in London of German and English parents and educated in Munich.However, sources differ as to his birth place. The "American Art Annual" lists him as a sculptor and painter, and in Oklahoma, he was regarded as one of the top portrayers of Indian life.
He went to the American West because of his love of Indians, cowboys, fauna and sun-drenched prairies. Source: Doris Dawdy, "Artists of the American West". The item "Artist Emil Lenders 101 Ranch Oklahoma Oil Painting Indian On Horse 1910 Antique" is in sale since Monday, October 16, 2017. This item is in the category "Art\Paintings". The seller is "mod50s" and is located in Tulsa, Oklahoma.This item can be shipped to United States.