History is Painted by the Victors

History is Painted by the Victors

2013
Artist
Kent Monkman, Swampy Cree, Fisher River First Nation, b. 1965
Born: Ontario
Work Locations: Toronto, ON
Culture
Swampy Cree or Fisher River First Nation
Country
Canada
painting
Acrylic paint on canvas
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
2016.288

Kent Monkman (Fisher River Band Cree, b. 1965), History is Painted by the Victors, 2013. Acrylic paint on canvas; 72 x 113¼ x 1½ in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2016.288. © Kent Monkman. Photograph courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 72 in, 182.8800 cm; width: 113 1/4 in, 287.6550 cm; depth: 1 1/2 in, 3.8100 cm; frame height: 83 1/4 in, 211.4550 cm; frame width: 124 1/2 in, 316.2300 cm; frame depth: 4 3/4 in, 12.0650 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America
Known Provenance
purchased from the artist by Vicki and Kent Logan 2013; gifted 2016 to the Denver Art Museum
Exhibition History
  • "Sovereign: Independent Voices"—Denver Art Museum, 9/15/2013 - 8/17/2015
  • "Contemporary Perspectives on the Battle of Little Bighorn"—Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, 2/24/2016 - 6/13/2016
  • "California: The Art of Water"—Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Palo Alto CA, 7/13/2016 - 11/28/2016