Henry Schnautz Portrait Paintings

all from negatives, 1950s-60s

All photos by Henry Schnautz, Rights Reserved, Copyright 2008-2022 by Henry Schnautz and Terry Priest. All photos available for use under Creative Commons Commercial license CC By-SA 2.0. This means you can use for a book or an article. Please use the CC credit line and "Photo by Henry Schnautz". I would also appreciate an email with a brief description of your project simply for my education.
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With his GI Bill benefits, Henry Schnautz enrolled in the Art Students League school of New York and began painting portraits. The native Americans were taken from archive photos. Henry was friends with historian Eve Ball who interviewed descendants and contemporaries of the chiefs.


Asa Dakluge
Asa Dakluge
Cochise
Cochise
Elda Patton
Elda Patton was a friend of Henry's from his home who was in Mexico and New York at the same time he was. This painting is from the 1950s
Esperanza
Esperanza
Geronimo
Geronimo - Eve Ball made Henry's painting into a post card
Henry Schnautz
Henry Schnautz self-portrait
Henry Schnautz 1952 at Art Students League
Henry Schnautz at Art Students League classroom
Henry Schnautz posing as prophet
Henry Schnautz
Henry Schnautz bearing an iron cross
Henry Schnautz
Naiche
Naiche
Red Cloud
Red Cloud
Trotsky
Trotsky - The photo is from 1924. It is usually found flipped but Henry's original signature HS '61 is visible just below the digitized signature I added.
Victorio
Victorio