John Hauser (American artist, 1859-1913) In the Foothills 1896
John Hauser was best known for his portraits of Native Americans & depictions of various aspects of Indian life. He had academic training at art schools in Europe, including the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. In the United States he became fascinated with Native Americans of the Southwest & West, whom he painted for the rest of his life. In 1893, he traveled with the American artist Joseph Henry Sharp to Taos, New Mexico & other areas of that & nearby states. He did so much work at the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota that he & his wife were adopted by the Lakota Sioux as members of their nation.