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Bart Forbes Art

American, b. 1939

Bart Forbes is an American painter and illustrator, born on July 3, 1939. He was specially commissioned to create a series of interior illustrations for The Franklin Library's 1977 publication of the novel, House Made of Dawn by N. Scott Momaday. The novel is widely credited as leading the way for the breakthrough of Native American literature into the mainstream. It was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, in 1969 and has also been noted for its significance in Native American anthropology.

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House Made of Dawn
By Bart Forbes
Located in Minneapolis, MN
This watercolor illustration features an abstract triptych image by Bart Forbes. The bottom of the painting shows a man running. The middle shows four men on horses racing across the...
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1970s Other Art Style Bart Forbes Art

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Watercolor

Frontispiece from House Made of Dawn
By Bart Forbes
Located in Minneapolis, MN
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1970s Contemporary Bart Forbes Art

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Watercolor, Gouache

The Longhair
By Bart Forbes
Located in Minneapolis, MN
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Late 20th Century Contemporary Bart Forbes Art

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Watercolor, Illustration Board

Up from Slavery
By Bart Forbes
Located in Minneapolis, MN
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1970s Contemporary Bart Forbes Art

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Watercolor

Rainy Day - Near Paris, France
By Bart Forbes
Located in Dallas, TX
In addition to being one of America’s foremost illustrators, Bart Forbes creates paintings and watercolors for himself. This private and very personal work, is painted from his mind’...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Bart Forbes Art

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Watercolor, Paper

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The Sound and the Fury - April Eighth, 1928
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By Steven Stroud
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The Tourists
Located in Minneapolis, MN
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Fin De Siecle, Illuminated
By Gil Baer
Located in Minneapolis, MN
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One Thousand and One Nights - The Plot
By Raphael Kirchner
Located in Minneapolis, MN
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Early 1900s Art Nouveau Bart Forbes Art

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Enchanted Forest
By Winold Reiss
Located in Minneapolis, MN
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Early 20th Century American Modern Bart Forbes Art

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Wildflowers
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