Perhaps one of my favorite artists so far, Henry F. Farny’s images provide an in-depth look into how he viewed the wild west. An import in the Americas, Henry was born in France and immigrated to Pennsylvania with his family at a very young age.
An Indirect Subject
As with most of the artists I’ve shown, horses find themselves an indirect subject within his art. However that doesn’t make them any less important in the final product, Mr. Farny’s work shows us how important the equine animal became to the native people of North America.
Here is Henry’s version of the wild west, not always telling a happy story, but providing a glimpse into his vision of life during that time. His work is incredibly prolific, in fact there is so much of it I had to split his post into two parts.
Be sure to stay tuned for part two of Henry Farny’s horses. Until then check out some equines as painted by some of the other artistic masters.
Valentin Serov | James Ward | Frederic Remington | Evariste Vital Luminais | Alfred deDreux | Rudolf Koller | Peter Nicolai Arbo | George Stubbs | Leonardo da Vinci | Eugene Delacroix | Paul Rubens
You bet, I like Mr.Farny’s work also!! Makes me wish I could have been there.
I enjoy Farny’s depictions of the old west and the Native American occupants. Something you might like to look into, there isn’t a lot on this artist, but Thure de Thulstrup was a master of the equine figure… he has many horses in his illustrations and paintings and his attention to detail is exquisite.