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August 17, 2014 at 2:38 PM

Mural collecting dust is William Cumming original

MOUNT VERNON  (AP) — A Seattle art dealer says a large mural originally mistaken for a tarp is an original 1941 painting from Northwest School artist William Cumming. The mural, painted on canvas measuring 28 feet long and 7 feet tall, had collected dust for decades in barns belonging to Tony Breckenridge’s family. Art gallery owner John…

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February 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM

Artist known for Native American ledger paintings has died

SPOKANE  (AP) — Artist George Flett, a member of the Spokane Tribe, has died at the age of 66. Flett was skilled in sculpture, bead working and silversmithing, but was best known for his ledger art. The Spokesman-Review said Flett died Wednesday of complications from diabetes Ledger painting is a Native American art form dating to the mid-1800s,…

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