Charles Henry Humphriss (1867-1934) was born in England, but he moved to New York, and died there in 1934. He lived in Pleasanton NY and kept his studio in New York City. He became a member of the National Sculpture Society, the New York Academy of Design, and the Society of Independent Artists. His sculptures were exhibited at those organizations and others, including the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He won an award for his exhibit at the 1915 Panama-Pacific Exposition.

Humphriss may have lived in the East but his inspiration clearly came from the American West. He was more like Charles Russell in that he emphasized with the Indians and sculpted them in a manor sympathetic to their beliefs and lifestyles. Humphriss' Indians were powerfully modeled and dignified in their demeanor. His works show a wide range of Indian life, from warriors on horse back and spiritual rituals to everyday scenes like an Indian squaw carrying a basket.

He did other subjects including clowns, dogs, and other animals, and sculpted utilitarian pieces like bookends. His subjects are well modeled and were cast by Roman Bronze Works NY and Gorham Foundries, both of which were the leading foundries of the time.

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