Cannon was a painter from Oklahoma who created portraits, or pictures of people. In Two Guns Arikara he painted a person that he imagined, sitting in a chair and holding two bright-blue guns. He added other symbols, or images, inspired by different Native American and American cultures as well as by European art. Take turns sharing what you notice about the painting, from what the man is wearing to what he’s surrounded by.
Gallery label from 2022, for kids