Steinke’s first connection with the National Cowboy Hall of Fame (now the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum) was in the mid-1960s when she attempted to sell already completed portraits of Will Rogers and Acee Blue Eagle to the museum.
While she did eventually sell the Rogers portrait, which remains part of the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum’s permanent collection, this led, more significantly, to several high-profile portrait commissions for the Museum.
These commissions included portraits of Joel McCrea, Frances Dee McCrea, Amanda Blake, and Barbara Stanwyck.
In 1973, Steinke was a founding member of the National Academy of Western Art (NAWA), formed under the auspices of the Museum.
Steinke was awarded the Prix de West award in 1978 for printing Father and Daughter at the Crow Fair, and in 1995 the Museum did a major retrospective of her career.
Dimentions: 22 x 27.5 inches