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Buffalo Soldier Legacy

Buffalo Soldier Legacy Original

Size: 24"X18"

Buffalo Soldier Legacy. You will receive the original artwork on watercolor paper, signed, and with the provenance.  The provenance is a record of ownership of an artwork used for authenticity.

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The inspiration for this artwork is the Buffalo Soldier Monument at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

A little on the history of the Buffalo Soldier regiments and their service at West Point.  Many are familiar with the history of African American soldiers that served with the segregated 9th and 10th Cavalry units after the Civil War. These soldiers served gallantly in the western frontier and the Native Americans referred to them as Buffalo Soldiers.  

Horsemanship was an important skill that every West Point cadet had to learn up until WWII.  In 1907, the then Superintendent of West Point was not satisfied with performance of the cavalry detachment responsible for horsemanship and he requested that a Buffalo Soldier unit be reassigned to West Point.  The Buffalo Soldiers were known for their horsemanship and it was thought that the cadets would benefit from their expertise. The request was approved and Buffalo Soldier's 9th Cavalry and eventually the 10th Cavalry were reassigned to West Point. These units were assigned to West Point from 1907 to 1947 and served with distinction.

The composition of the artwork starts with the background of the Thayer Hotel, built in 1926, with trees, and mountains along the Hudson River. The clouds provide depth and texture. The open field was the training ground for horsemanship and was named Buffalo Soldier Field in 1973.  The monument of the Buffalo Soldier was created by sculptor, Eddie Dixon.  The soldier that served as the model for the monument is Sgt. Sanders Matthew, he served at West Point from 1939 to 1962. The soldier is carrying the flag, or standard which required expert horsemanship and bravery.  In battle, the standard bearer had to be near the unit leader to serve as the rallying point for the rest of the unit!  Given the soldiers' position, the West Point Crest reminds me of those three hallowed words, Duty, Honor, Country!

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The inspiration for this artwork is the Buffalo Soldier Monument at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

See full description & specifications

The inspiration for this artwork is the Buffalo Soldier Monument at the United States Military Academy at West Point.

A little on the history of the Buffalo Soldier regiments and their service at West Point.  Many are familiar with the history of African American soldiers that served with the segregated 9th and 10th Cavalry units after the Civil War. These soldiers served gallantly in the western frontier and the Native Americans referred to them as Buffalo Soldiers.  

Horsemanship was an important skill that every West Point cadet had to learn up until WWII.  In 1907, the then Superintendent of West Point was not satisfied with performance of the cavalry detachment responsible for horsemanship and he requested that a Buffalo Soldier unit be reassigned to West Point.  The Buffalo Soldiers were known for their horsemanship and it was thought that the cadets would benefit from their expertise. The request was approved and Buffalo Soldier's 9th Cavalry and eventually the 10th Cavalry were reassigned to West Point. These units were assigned to West Point from 1907 to 1947 and served with distinction.

The composition of the artwork starts with the background of the Thayer Hotel, built in 1926, with trees, and mountains along the Hudson River. The clouds provide depth and texture. The open field was the training ground for horsemanship and was named Buffalo Soldier Field in 1973.  The monument of the Buffalo Soldier was created by sculptor, Eddie Dixon.  The soldier that served as the model for the monument is Sgt. Sanders Matthew, he served at West Point from 1939 to 1962. The soldier is carrying the flag, or standard which required expert horsemanship and bravery.  In battle, the standard bearer had to be near the unit leader to serve as the rallying point for the rest of the unit!  Given the soldiers' position, the West Point Crest reminds me of those three hallowed words, Duty, Honor, Country!

 

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