Indian Hunter

Indian Hunter, found at the southwest end of the Mall, depicts a man with one hand clutching a bow and arrow and the other on his hunting dog.

Indian Hunter was the first in Central Park crafted by an American artist John Quincy Adams Ward, and one of the oldest pieces of outdoor art on display in the Park.

In the 19th century, prestigious artists looked back to Europe for form and subject, but by mid-century interest was growing in art that was distinctly American. John Quincy Adams Ward, known as the “dean of American sculptors,” has several other notable pieces in the Park, including William Shakespeare, The Pilgrim, and the Seventh Regiment Memorial.