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Chief Medicine Crow

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Ron Rundo


Chief Medicine Crow was born around 1848. For over 20 years he was an active warrior and member of the Knobbed Sticks warrior society. In 1876 he led the Crow Scouts who fought for the U.S. Army against the Sioux at the Battles of the Rosebud and Little Big Horn. After the wars, he became a farmer and tribal judge.

Chief Medicine Crow died in 1920 and is buried in the Valley of Chieftains in the Little Big Horn area.

This fine painting is Ron's wonderfully mystical portrayal of the legendary Crow Chief.

Artist Bio

Born in Queens, New York on Oct. 14, 1960, Ron Rundo endured the majority of his growing pains in what many refer to as "The Concrete Jungle".

As an urban youth, Ron found comfort in the myriad of New York City museums and became enthralled. As a young adult, he willing broke free of his graffiti upbringing, and went on to study oil painting and figurative drawing for three years at The Arts Student League in New York City. He wisely chose to continue his studies in the old master painter tradition for many more years at the highly acclaimed John Frederic Murray Studio.

Ron has been mastering his profession for decades, evolving through a variety of artistic techniques and methods of application before settling on his own current, distinctive style. His photorealistic portraits of our Native American ancestors are compelling works of art that evoke strong emotion and vividly portray the true Spirit of America.

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