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Indian With Tomah...
Scholder, Fritz | Painting |...
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15.77 | 1970 | H: 58.25 in, width: 58.25 in, Frame height: 59.5 in, Frame width: 59.5 in | Indian With Tomahawk | William E. Weiss Contemporary Art Fund Purchase | Fritz Scholder created a series of Indian paintings in the years 1967 through 1980. He did not adhere to the traditional, idealized interpretation of the Indian as the noble savage. Instead, Scholder sought new and innovative pictorial representations to convey the harsher realities of the Indian world. As seen in this painting, the artist used bold, unnatural colors and distorted the image with loose painterly brushwork to create his personal vision of Indian reality. | Upper left: Scholder; Upper left reverse: -Indian with Tomahawk-1970/Oil on canvas | 15.77.jpg | 15.77.JPG | 15.77.JPG | Indian | Painting | oil on canvas | Scholder, Fritz

Custer & 20,000 I...
Scholder, Fritz | Painting |...
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7.08 | 1969 | Frame height: 34.25 in, Frame width: 44 in, width: 40 in, H: 29.75 in | Custer & 20,000 Indians | Gift of Janis and Wiley T. Buchannan III | In the past, artistic representations of the story of the Battle of the Little Bighorn have focused on the noble valor of George Armstrong Custer and his men. Contemporary reevaluations look at the event in new ways. Scholder, an artist of native descent, has adapted his figure of Custer from the first newspaper illustration that reported the battle in 1876, but he has taken a modern, satirical approach. | oil on canvas, "Custer & 20,000 Indians," Fritz Scholder, 1969 | l.180.2002.1.jpg | Indians | Custers Last Stand | George Armstrong Custer | Painting | oil on canvas | Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) Custer & 20,000 Indians 1969, oil on canvas Gift of Janis and Wiley T. Buchannan III Historic representations of the Battle of the Little Bighorn often focused on the noble valor of George Armstrong Custer and his men. Contemporary society evaluates this event in new ways. This painting is based on an 1876 newspaper illustration reporting the story, but Scholder added a modern, satirical twist. The artist exaggerated, and thus questioned, the accounts. 7.08 | Scholder, Fritz

Aspen Summer
Scholder, Fritz | Painting |...
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25.91.2 | 1977 | H: 40.25 in, width: 30.125 in, Frame height: 42 in, Frame width: 32 in, frame depth: 2 in | Aspen Summer | Gift of Jack and Carol O'Grady | LRC, in script: Scholder | 25.91.2.JPG | Landscape | summer | Aspen | Painting | oil on canvas | Scholder, Fritz

American Landscape
Scholder, Fritz | Print | li...
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10.00.4 | 1976 | Sheet height: 30 in, Sheet width: 22.5 in, Image height: 26 in, Image width: 18 in | American Landscape | Gift of Jack and Carol O'Grady | As counterpoint to Edgar Paxson's heroic Custer's Last Stand from 1899, Indian artist Fritz Scholder distorts a reverse image in black and white to review an enduring American myth. Newspapers, the media of the day, and later artists' interpretations made Custer immortal in his time and encourage the continuing interest in his life and career. Before moving to New Mexico from Hollywood in 1970, Tamarind was already well known as America's foremost lithographic workshop. It was funded by the Ford Foundation and offered fellowships to artists by invitation. Fritz Scholder was one of the first artists living in New Mexico at the time to be invited to print lithographs. | LR: Scholder; LL: 12.75 | signed LR: Scholder; numbered LL: 12.75 | 10.00.4.jpg | Print | lithograph on paper | Scholder, Fritz

Blue Eagle
Scholder, Fritz | Painting |...
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10.00.5 | 1997 | Frame height: 48.5 in, Frame width: 39 in, Sheet height: 40.125 in, Sheet width: 31 in | Blue Eagle | Gift of Jack and Carol O'Grady | LL: Scholder | signed LL: Scholder | 10.00.5.jpg | 10.00.5.jpg | Painting | acrylic on paper | Scholder, Fritz

Half Breed
Scholder, Fritz | Painting |...
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25.91.1 | 1974 | H: 40.125 in, width: 30 in, Frame height: 41.375 in, Frame width: 31.25 in | Half Breed | Gift of Jack and Carol O'Grady | ULC: Scholder; On back, left side: c 1975 JACK O'GRADY GALLERIES, INC./ALL RIGHTS RESERVED;On back, top: HALF BREED OIL ON CANVAS 1974 | 25.91.1.JPG | half breed | Indian | Painting | oil on canvas | Scholder, Fritz