"Frederick Arthur Verner's The Buffalo Stampede serves as an expression of Alberta's character and a repository for the rich inheritance of the past. I find the energy, emotion, and relevance of this work captivating.
The painting portrays the vastness of the prairies, depicts the majesty of the buffalo prior to its near extinction, and presents an idyllic interpretation of the natural condition from which our Province emerged and continues to prosper.
It is with good reason that the Gallery displayed this work for a combined total of over eight years and presented it as part of more than 30 exhibitions since 1968."
Thomas Banks is a four-term City of Edmonton Youth Council member, University of Alberta student, longtime Gallery supporter, and lifelong Edmontonian citizen.
Frederick Arthur Verner
The Buffalo Stampede, 1977
Acrylic on hardboard
Art Gallery of Alberta Collection, purchased in 1977 with funds donated by C. W. Carry Ltd.