Indian Hunter was the first sculpture in Central Park created by an American artist, John Quincy Adams Ward. Ward was interested in developing American subjects for his sculptures rather than the previous generation of sculptors who emulated the neoclassical works of Europe. This sculpture of a hunter, his bow and arrow in hand, restraining his faithful hunting dog, shows Ward's sensitive commitment to realism and anatomy.
Mid-Park at 66th Street on the pathway west of the Mall and east of Sheep Meadow.
Sculptor: John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910)
Placed in Park: 1869
Material: Bronze with granite pedestal
Donor: 23 American artists and art patrons