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Indian Portraits Painted On Leather
Lovers of Indian lore and those who have always admired certain famous Indian figures will be interested in this new style of painting by artist Hermon Adams, of Raymond, Miss.
Adams is one of only a handful of painters who paint portraits on leather, and maybe the only one who concentrates on painting Indians. He has a group of 11 standard Indian portraits that he paints on two types of leather wall hangings. Each is an original - you select one of the famous portraits and he paints it for you.
The Indians portrayed include Geronimo, Sitting Bull, Crazy Horse, Red Cloud and others. Each is done in full-color with acrylic paints painted on cowhide and coated with clear, lacquer when finished.
The leather paintings come in two models: A "wall hanging" about 24 in. wide and 36 in, long, and a "round" hanging that's about 18 in.' in dia. with a rope border. A wall hanging sells for $170 and the round for $150.
"No two paintings are ever the same," says Adams. "Some pieces of leather change the appearance and, since each is painted separately, they all assume their own character."
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Hermon Adams, Bosch Unlimited, 11224 Oberlin Road, Minnetonka, Minn. 55343 (ph 612 544-9945).

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1980 - Volume #4, Issue #1