Blackfoot Brave is an original oil painting on canvas by Gregory Perillo (American born 1929). This is a beautiful high quality painting by one of America's artist that is famous for his depiction of the American Indian. This is signed in the lower right. The art is 23 1/2 x 29 1/2 inches. The rustic wood frame is 31 x 37 inches. This is not a reproduction but is the actual original one of a kind painting.
His father, an Italian immigrant, loved art and American history. Every Sunday, he would take his son to the museums and at night he would tell him stories about the American West. Perillo's interest in Indians continued to grow. He traveled to Nevada, Wyoming and Arizona to learn more about their customs and manner of living. He lived for weeks at a time on Indian reservations to sketch and make friends with the residents. Every year he travels to the West to stay for three or four months. His art authentically portrays the Sioux, the Cheyenne, the Apache and the Blackfoot, occasionally, he does a ranch subject. In the 1970's, he began making sculpture.
His art is reproduced on collector's plates and as figurines.