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James A. Jensen photographs of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph

Creator:
Jensen, James A., 1918- (collector and photographer)  Search this
Names:
Joseph, (Nez Percé Chief), 1840-1904  Search this
Artist:
Kozák, Vladimir, 1897-1979  Search this
Extent:
1 Lithograph
1 Watercolor
95 Color slides
Culture:
Indians of North America -- Plateau  Search this
Yawalapiti  Search this
Wauja (Waurá)  Search this
Suya Indians  Search this
Mehináku (Mehinacu)  Search this
Indians of South America -- Brazil  Search this
Xavánte (Shavante)  Search this
Timbira Indians  Search this
Niimíipuu (Nez Perce)  Search this
Mebêngôkre (Kayapó/Cayapo)  Search this
Kuikúro (Kuikuro)  Search this
Apalakiri (Apalakire)  Search this
Kamayurá (Camayura)  Search this
Ka'apor  Search this
Héta Indians  Search this
Borôro (Bororo)  Search this
Karajá (Caraja)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Lithographs
Watercolor
Color slides
Watercolors
Photographs
Date:
circa 1965-1974
Scope and Contents note:
The bulk of the collection is comprised of images of paintings by Vladimir Kozak and his artifacts relating to Brazilian tribes, photographed by James A. Jensen at Kozak's home in Curitaba, Brazil, in September 1965. It also includes a watercolor image of body decoration at a ceremony held by the upper Xingu River tibes of Central Brazil. Additionally, there is one lithograph poster of a J. A. Jensen painting of Chief Joseph, dated 1974.
Biographical/Historical note:
James A. Jensen (1918-1998) was a paleontologist and Director of the Earth Sciences Museum at Brigham Young University (BYU). While at BYU, he conducted fieldwork in both North and South America, at which point he may have met Vladimir Kozak. He created pastel and acrylic artwork, particularly of flowers, landscapes, and Native Americans.

Artist Vladimir Kozak was trained in Czechoslovakia in mechanical engineering, sculpture, and painting. In 1923, he immigrated to Brazil. As Kozak's interest in the Indigenous tribes of Brazil grew, he increasingly focused on painting and sculpting, particularly during the 1940s and 1950s. He also became a still photographer, film maker, and collector of Indigenous artifacts.
Local Call Number(s):
NAA Photo Lot 79-1
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research.

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Rights:
Contact the repository for terms of use.
Topic:
Body painting  Search this
Genre/Form:
Lithographs
Watercolors
Photographs
Citation:
Photo lot 79-1, James A. Jensen photographs of Vladimir Kozak art and artifacts and Chief Joseph lithograph, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Identifier:
NAA.PhotoLot.79-1
Archival Repository:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-naa-photolot-79-1

The eastern Timbira / by Curt Nimuendajú ; translated and edited by Robert H. Lowie

Author:
Nimuendajú, Curt  Search this
Lowie, Robert Harry 1883-1957  Search this
Physical description:
x, 357 p. : ill., diagrs., maps (2 fold.) ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Brazil
Date:
1946
Call number:
F2520.1.T5 N56 1946
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_661802

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