DVD Length: 90 Minutes
Howard Terpning is considered a "national treasure" because of the amazing and outstanding quality of his paintings which portray the West as it really was, when the Indians and White Man were first confronting each other in the early days of the White Man's push to the West.
This DVD is, itself, a treasure as it tells 3 amazing stories.
First, it provides an overview of the history of the American Indians as they are depicted in Howard Terpning's paintings.
Second, it deals with Mr. Terpning's painting background and how he progressed to the point where many of his paintings are valued in the millions of dollars. This is due not only to his drawing and painting abilities, but to the authenticity of the paintings of the period, made possible by his use of the many authentic artifacts he has collected over the years and his visits and conversations with many of the remaining members of various Indian tribes still remaining, who have become his friends due to his persistence to be accurate and authentic in his work.
And, finally, it demonstrates Mr. Terpning's painting process and methods which have resulted in his phenomonal success and such a high degree of beauty and realism that one cannot help but be drawn back into that time period when the interactions between the Western Indian and the White Man were a reality.
If you are unfamiliar with Howard Terpning's paintings I recommend you visit his website, below, for more information about him, his paintings and his history. I'm sure you will want to have this DVD treasure for your very own for the inspiration and knowledge it contains.
Review Copyright 2012 by Ralph Liliedahl, All Rights Reserved. No part of this review may be used or published without the written permission of the author