"Standing Indian", 1972 Fritz Scholder

Standing Indian, 1972
Fritz Scholder

“It’s a promise. I will NEVER paint a Native American figure!”

Strong statement from Fritz Scholder, renowned Native American artist.
Scholder believed portraying the American Indian in art had devolved into a romantic cliché and stereotyped role.  He fiercely resisted this until…

An American Portrait, Fritz Scholder

An American Portrait
Fritz Scholder

Fritz Scholder broke that promise!
His revolutionary paintings broke away from these images and forever changed the concept of “Indian artist”.

Indian with Dog, Fritz Scholder

Indian with Dog
Fritz Scholder