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June 8–September 2, 2013

Art student Eanger Irving Couse married Virginia Walker in Paris in 1889. Two years later, the couple spent a season living with Virginia’s parents at the Walker Ranch in Klickitat County, where Couse first painted Indian subjects. The couple returned to the area in 1896–1898 and during those years the artist created more works featuring local Indians. The exhibit will showcase approximately 20 original paintings and related artifacts and archival material.

This exhibition is made possible by the generous support of BNSF Railway Foundation, Puget Sound Energy, The Brim Family, Kate Mills, Coburn L. Grabenhorst, Jr., Sayler’s Old Country Kitchen, Mary Dodds Schlick, JD Fulwiler & Co. Insurance and the Wheelhouse Family.

Download the 24-page booklet about Eanger Irving Couse, written by Maryhill Curator of Art Steven L. Grafe.

Image: Eanger Irving Couse, (American, 1866–1936), Klikitat Medicine Man, 1898, oil on canvas, 45” x 31”. Collection of the Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center. Used with permission.