Kevin Red Star
The Buffalo Bill Center of the West is fortunate to have the works of Kevin Red Star in its permanent collection. According to the folks in the Whitney Western Art Museum, "Red Star was born on the Crow Indian Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana. His formal art education began at the newly formed Institute of American Indian Art (IAIA) in 1962 in Santa Fe. In his artwork, he draws from Crow culture for his subjects both historical and modern." The colors are bright, and the forms simplified—a combination that makes Red Star one of the most popular artists today portraying subjects on the American West. He observes, “Indian culture has in the past been ignored to a great extent. It is for me, as well as for many other Indian artists, a rich source of creative expression. An intertwining of my Indian culture with contemporary art expression has given me a greater insight concerning my art. I hope to accomplish something for the American Indian and at the same time achieve personal satisfaction in a creative statement through my art.” Go to kevinredstar.com for more information on this extraordinary Native artist.
A Buffalo Bill Center of the West Virtual Exhibit
Curated by: Marg2309