Indian No. 13
Fritz Scholder
Indian No. 13
Fritz Scholder (American, Contemporary, 1937-2005): Indian No. 13, c. 1970s. Oil on canvas. © This artwork may be protected by copyright. It is posted on the site in accordance with fair use principles.

"Fritz Scholder broke almost every rule there was for a American Indian artist. He combined pop art with abstract expressionism. He shunned the sentimental portrayal of traditional Indians and in so doing helped pave the way for artists who followed." (© 2014 NPR)

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'Fritz Scholder's mix of Expressionisism and Native American imagery is credited with revitalizing Indian art in the 1960s and '70s. His art is in ... the National Gallery and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, the Museum of Modern Art in New York ... style is well known for its distortions, explosive brushwork and vivid colors. His series of works explore the themes of Indians Fritz Scholder won the American Achievement of the Arts award... ' (Donna Rose, © Art Brokerage, Inc.)