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By Jim Fisher
For The Sentinel 

County artist featured in Maryhill Museum exhibit



KLICKITAT FACE: “Medicine Man of the Klickitat” by Eanger Irving Couse, now at the Maryhill Museum.

Maryhill Museum is currently hosting a collection of art and artifacts created and assembled by a man who lived and worked in Klickitat County in the late 1800s and early 1900s.

Eanger Irving Couse, born in 1866, came to Walker Ranch, near Rock Creek, to help work on his father-in-law’s sheep farm and paint pictures of local Indians in the summer of 1891. He and his wife, Virginia, moved into a large stone studio/house built by her father, of volcanic stone hewn from the cliffs above nearby Chapman Creek.

There, over the course of the next 13 years, he would paint dozens of pictures depicting life in the arid grassland and the Native Americans who inhabited it, including members of th...

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