American Indian Parfleche: A Tradition of Abstract Painting by Gaylord Torrence

A Landmark study detailing the unique symbolism and utilization of the Western North American Indian parfleche, a diverse yet virtually unknown abstract art form, this study conceptualizes the historical and personal expression of nomadic culture.

About the Author:

Gaylord Torrence is Senior Curator of American Indian Art at The Nelson-Atkins and Professor Emeritus in Fine Arts, Drake University. Widely recognized as one of the world's leading authorities on Native American art, he is the curator and co-author of Art of the Red Earth People: The Mesquakie of Iowa. He served as the principal objects consultant and contributing author for Arts of Diplomacy: Lewis and Clark’s Indian Collection, an exhibition and publication organized by the Peabody Museum, Harvard University.