Friday, November 3, 2017

Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian: Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937–2005),

Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian

Edited by Lowery Stokes Sims, with Truman T. Lowe (Ho-Chunk) and Paul Chaat Smith (Comanche)

In the 1960s and 70s, the notion of American Indian art was turned on its head by artists who fought against prejudice and popular cliches. At the forefront of this revolution was Fritz Scholder (Luiseño, 1937–2005), whose dark, energetic, and unsettling paintings of Native Americans combined realism, tragedy, and spirituality with the genres of abstract impressionism and pop art. Published in 2008 to coincide with a landmark two-city exhibition in New York and Washington, D.C., this volume features extraordinary paintings, prints, sculptures, and photographs, along with thoughtful discussions of Scholder’s myth-shattering depictions of the Native American experience.
Fritz Scholder: Indian/Not Indian is a brilliant examination of the preeminent Native American artist of the twentieth century…. Characterized by psychological complexity, Fritz Scholder’s work led the way to a bold, new kind of Indian art and enriched American art history. This book beautifully shares his body of work.”—Ralph Lauren


  • ISBN-13: 978-3-7913-6340-0 (softcover)
  • 2008, copublished by NMAI and Prestel Publishing
  • 192 pages, 229 color illustrations
  • 9 x 12 inches

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