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The Memory of Sherman Chaddlesone

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Picture Details: Renate Hugel:  „The Memory of Sherman Chaddlesone“  – – – Pencil drawing on transparent paper; behind this a part of a photo*, 16 x 25, 5 cm, 2014 – – –  * Part from a photo taken during the Kiowa Black Leggings Ceremony nearby Anadarko, Oklahoma, 2001

One year is last: The day of death of Sherman Chaddlesone (June 2nd 1947 – August 17th 2013) comes up again with August today’s 17th, 2014! We, Renate und Heinz Hugel, think of the mourning of his next relatives on this sad memory day: Allie Chaddlesone (widow), Shawn Dae (daughter), as well as also all other family members! – – –  I, Renate Hugel, have formed this portrait in memory of Sherman Chaddlesone. The teepee which had been built up next to the dance floor for the Kiowa Black Leggings Ceremony can be seen in the background of my pencil drawing on transparent paper. Shades of other participants can be seen in front of the teepee.  This is a part of a photo which I had taken there in the year 2001. I would like to remind with that as the care of the old traditions had been importantly to Sherman Chaddlesone and as he had engaged himself very much through this for the receipt of the contact to the tribe ancestors! – – – It had been also important for Sherman Chaddlesone at the same time that his wife Allie Chaddlesone as a dancer could regularly take part in the annual events of her tribe. Allie Chaddlesone is an enrolled member of the Kootenai tribe. Her husband Sherman always accompanied her for the annual dances to Montana / Idaho so that she could take part in the traditional medicine dances of her tribe there in the mountains! Renate Hugel

The Memory of Sherman Chaddlesone!

The Memory of Sherman Chaddlesone!

 (Kiowa Indian of Anadarko, Oklahoma)

Sherman Chaddlesone has succumbed to his serious suffering!  My husband Heinz and I, Renate Hugel, remind with this side Sherman Chaddlesone as excellent people and outstanding artist!



Sherman Chaddlesone: Correspondence card greeting to Renate and Heinz Hugel (collapsible card with an original work of art in the mail card format) from the year 2001 – – – Sherman Chaddlesone‘s portrait is a part extension from a group portrait which I had taken during our symposium in summer 2000: “Attempting an Encounter” (Indian artists – German artists / Project, symposium, exhibitions). Renate Hugel

Recovery – Wishes for Sherman Chaddlesone

Note to: A Good Recovery for Sherman Chaddlesone!

 I would like to inform everyone who had followed the recovery wishes for Sherman Chaddlesone of my husband and me about the following:  The contribution on hand: “A Good Recovery for Sherman Chaddlesone!” Sherman Chaddlesone still had been able to be aware of it. His daughter Shawndae had written to me that a smile darted over his face at reading and looking of the recovery wishes, like also the picture contributions – in view of the evoked memories.    Renate Hugel

A Good Recovery for Sherman Chaddlesone!


Sherman Chaddlesone (Kiowa Indian from Anadarko / Oklahoma) suffers from a serious illness since quite a long time and has to fight with a heavy relapse currently. Hereby, from Bremen in Germany my husband (Heinz Hugel) and I (Renate Hugel) would like to wish himalso in the name of many of others, which had got to know him or had come into touch with his art in various exhibitions  a good recovery of a whole heart! – – – The Recovery Wishes Follow: Bafuß, alias Jochen Tiemann – – – („Museumsdirektor“ + artist, Bissenhausen) – – – Christine Blenkle (Bremen) – – – Lilo Brandenburg (Bremen) – – – Angelika Bruns (artist, Bremen) – – – Joachim Burkhardt (teacher, Bremen) and the „School at the Landskronastraße“ (a Bremen elementary school) – – – Susanne Dreyer (Bremen) – – – Gabriele Gulizar Aydin (Bremen) – – – Heidemarie Herm-Wehner (town planner, Bremen) – – – Helmut Heydemann (Delmenhorst near Bremen) – – – Margaret Hetrick (journalist,Texas) – – – Doerte Hoedoro (Designer and illustrator, Bremen) – – – Karin Krampe (Bremen) – – – Jochen Richter (Fischerhude near Bremen) – – – Heidrun Siebeneicker (Syke near Bremen) – – – Renate Schiemann (Bremen) – – – Sonja Schnare (Bremen) – – – Lilo Schrader (Bremen) – – – Gustav Tilmann (Bremen) – – – Andreas Volesky (Bremen) and the Studiohaus Grambke (Bremen) – – – Rolf Wienbeck (Bremen) – – – As well as many others which are not called by name here! – – – Renate Hugel

Meeting Sherman Chaddlesone


2000: “Attempting an Encounter” – – – Indian artists – German artists – – – Project, symposium, exhibitions – – – The portrait above shows Sherman Chaddlesone during an address on the exhibition opening in the gallery pro art, Bremen. – – – A „Déjà-vus“ and a Surprise in the „Overseas Museum Bremen“! – – – Sherman Chaddlesone had come to Bremen in the year 2000 in the context of a symposium (carried out by Indian and German artists). Bremen has taken all guests well but Sherman Chaddlesone had felt particularly connected: We had made available a house to live in it for our guests. From there they could go to main station by train and it had been not very far to reach the gallery pro art in the “Neustadt”, which existed still at that time. When he had arrived at the central station Bremen for the first time, he had had a “Déjà-Vu” as he had told us! The scenery (main station Bremen) had been somehow familiar to him. – – – In addition: The Indian artists have done many undertakings in their free time and have shown curiosity about Bremen and surroundings. One of their plans had been to visit the “Overseas Museum Bremen”. And there it had been that Sherman Chaddlesone had discovered an object from the possession of his grandfather! – – – / – – – To this I would like to note the following: Sherman Chaddlesone has great interest in historical connections. In his art it is the graphic work, like also prints for which he very exactly investigates in order to be able to portray objects of the past or present time so that  their cultural meaning and/or way of operation like also their visual portrayal is so correct that his prints are a documentation or representation of the past. So his eye is trained in this regard, he has as well an enormous historical knowledge. – – – Actually, besides his artistry – Sherman Chaddlesone is engaging himself in working out the phylogeny of his own tribe: He has worked on a very ambitious project – as he says – up to his illness currently: In cooperation with the university and other institutions it should be cleared up how it happened that the Kiowa Indians finally arrived in Oklahoma of Canada, their original native country. Primary it is all about doing from “the view of one’s own”, “being able to define own assessments of historical facts”. With other words: Consolidating self-confidence with self-determination in thinking. – – – The aim of the project is producing a film from the won knowledge. – – – Within younger years whereas, Sherman Chaddlesone had dealt with the pictorial representation of legends of the early Kiowa Indian ancestors handed down verbally. Large-sized oil paintings of approx. 2.50 m height had been the result on which the genesis of the human existence is to be seen from view of the Kiowa ancestors. During our return visit in Oklahoma in the year 2001 we have gone to the “Southern Plains Indian Museum” in Anadarko and could look at these gigantic works of art. – – – / – – -Who would like to learn more about Sherman Chaddlesone, can ask on the following internet addresses: – – – Renate Hugel

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These photos had been made during the symposium in Bremen (Germany) in the year 2000: “Attempting an Encounter” – – – Indian artists – German artists – – – Project, symposium, exhibitions – – – Left photo: Sherman Chaddlesone, working – – – Right photo: Some work results of Sherman Chaddlesone – – – Renate Hugel

Some thought-presents which are addressed to Sherman follow here:


Thought-Present from Dörte Hoedoro:

Dörte Hoedoro has seen your work of arts, Sherman, in the year 2009 for the first time. This was in the town hall of Wildeshausen in the great exhibition. She has encountered your work in the “Studiohaus Grambke” (Bremen) once again later. Within the last weeks Dörte could be inspired by your oil painting “I Follow in The Path of Eagles” to a poem. This poem she dedicates to you, Sherman:

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Sherman Chaddlesone:“I Follow In the Path of Eagles”

Thought-Present from Heinz and Renate Hugel:

This photo which had been published in a newspaper* in 2011 is part of a report on the exhibition in the Studiohaus Grambke, Bremen. You already know this photo. It shows your oil painting “I Follow in The Path of Eagles” and one artwork of each of us (Heinz and me) like also a photo of both of us. This picture assembly does not only remind Heinz and me of the exhibition of 2011 but of more: To moments of the cooperation with you, Sherman.

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Heinz remembers the teamwork on the “block-pictures” (see “Art touches Art”, contribution “Team – Work”). Heinz had used to form “block-pictures” at that time. He carried his idea into the group: everybody had painted a contribution, made a collage or printed. At the end all areas of the wood block had been worked out and the wood object had become a common work of art… Heinz remembers that the action had led to a productive action painting and casual contributions decorated the wood in the result. With you, Sherman, this was your hand imprint which (with a wink) “represented your signature”.…

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Renate: My own memory of cooperation refers to your helpfulness and is not behind yet for a long time at all: In 2011 a teacher (Mr. Burkhardt) had spoken to me and told which idea is on his mind. Some time ago, he had bought an original teepee which is standing now on the school playground of the school which he works on. “Stories, Told at the Fire” he called his idea. With this additional supply for the children he wanted to offer them the possibility of learning something about other “realities” apart from their own experiences. I did let myself in for this experiment and had reported of it to you (by mail). You were immediately enthusiastic and have put a documentary report for me together with a topic-related pressure done by you on your homepage so that I could download everything. As I will report in detail later under the category “Stories, Told at the Fire”, you had mentioned facts which interested me very much. You immediately agreed and have carried out additions with further details. I have prepared a text in a child-oriented language and integrated the legend from this. I am conscious that this was an enormous mark of confidence! I will put in this text soon under “Stories, Told at the Fire”. And hereby I thank you for this fantastic cooperation! (Joachim Burkhardt follows this gratitude!)  – – – Renate Hugel