Acquired by American Legacy Fine Arts directly from the artist
Solliday depicts a Native American genre scene that reflects life’s everyday concerns in any family of any culture: the boy with his dog, the mother with her baby, and the father with his transportation. The painting portrays a family of the Sioux Nation, a First Nations Tribe who live mainly in North Dakota. The scene is a peaceful one and emphasizes the idea of abundance, as reflected in the harvest of apples, squash, and pumpkins.
Solliday’s style is reminiscent of that of the Taos Society of Artists embodied by such painters as William Herbert Dunton and Ernest Martin Hennings.
2016 Prix de West, National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, June 11 – August 7, 2016
Art of the West Magazine, November – December, 2016
Southwest Art Magazine, July 2017