Fritz Scholder, Painter of American Indians, Dies at 67.
Atlantis - a very early original oil by Fritz Scholder, very rare.
Scholder studied art at Sacramento State University with Wayne Thiebaud. Scholder is regarded by many as a leader of the New American Indian Art movement. Among his successes were the Smithsonian holding a two-person exhibit of his work with T.C. Cannon in 1972, a solo show at the Heard Museum, being featured in a PBS documentary, teaching at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe.
In his essay “On the Social History of Art,” T. J. Clark explains that artists are at liberty to explore the “specific conditions” of their encounters with history. An artist, Clark explains, can experiment with how the “content of an experience becomes form, an event becomes an image, boredom its representation.”1 Through a creative lens, artists can embrace emotions and personal.
View Fritz Scholder’s 588 artworks on artnet. Find an in-depth biography, exhibitions, original artworks for sale, the latest news, and sold auction prices. See available prints and multiples, paintings, and works on paper for sale and learn about the artist.
Fritz Scholder, Artist at Forty as a Buffalo, 1977, color lithograph on paper, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Adelyn D. Breeskin, 1977.96.
Other essays dive further into Scholder's influences and contributions. Jessica L. Horton's piece is the first to examine the consequences of Scholder's travel on his work, including a brief but surprising stint as a Cold War cultural diplomat. Artist Brad Kahlhamer insists that Scholder's Pop-inspired art will continue to resonate with younger generations who relate especially well to his.
Born in 1937 in Minnesota, Fritz Scholder knew what he must do at an early age. As a high school student in Pierre, South Dakota, his teacher was Oscar Howe, a Dakota artist who paved the way for contemporary Native American Artists. After graduating with an MFA Degree in 1964, Scholder accepted the position of instructor in Advanced Painting and Contemporary Art History at the newly formed.