James Bama is simply one of the most highly acclaimed Western artists working today. His distinctive portraits portray the oldest living Crow Indian, a man who would be Buffalo Bill and all manner of men and women of the new West keeping the traditions of the old West alive. There is no mistaking a Bama painting. The exacting texture and detail he captures in his work sets him apart from his peers. Whether the texture is skin, stone, cloth or leather they are what is noticed first and foremost in all his art. Indeed, one look at . . .