Scholder, Fritz - Dartmouth Portrait #14

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Scholder, Fritz - Dartmouth Portrait #14
Winning Bid Undisclosed
This item SOLD at 2018 Jan 20 @ 12:18UTC-7 : PDT/MST
Dartmouth Portrait #14
Artist: Scholder, FritzDate of Birth: 1937-2005
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 80 x 68
Signed: Signed lower right
Frame/Outer Dim: 82 x 70
Fritz Scholder was one of the most important artists of Native American ancestry who worked in the twentieth century. Born in Minnesota, Scholder’s studies culminated in a Master’s Degree in Fine Arts and numerous awards and grants from important foundations. The distortions in his portraits, the flat affect, the dark imagery of skulls and skins has its origins in modernist practice as seen in Francis Bacon and others, but it is also rooted in the difficulties of contemporary Native American life and in the struggle to reconcile modernity with traditional culture.
This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 212
A copy of the book will accompany this lot
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