Creighton artist began Wounded Knee series 13 years ago ... and he's still painting
John Thein, an art professor at Creighton, works on a painting in his studio in late July.
Posted: Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:00 am
The short answer is he can’t stop.
Thirteen years ago, John Thein created his first painting about the Wounded Knee massacre. “Ghost Dancer,” a portrait of a Lakota man, became the first piece in a series of paintings documenting the 1890 tragedy, when an Army regiment opened fire and killed hundreds of Native Americans on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
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Sunday, September 1, 2013 12:00 am.