Among painters of the American Indian and the West, there is none better than Henry F. Farny. There are better known artists, to be sure, such as Frederic Remington and Charles Russell, but no one equaled Farny's careful rendering of the western landscape, his strong yet sympathetic depiction of the American Indian, and his well-crafted and lucid painting of dramatic incidents in the Far West. Equally accomplished in oil or gouache, Farny concentrated on a limited genre and found ready patronage. Today's collectors have the same eager appreciation of Farny's glimpses of the old and now-disappeared West that his patrons did at the turn of the century.

Millard F. Rogers, Jr., director of the Cincinnati Art Museum