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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


Crow Winter Camp ...
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Exhibit notes: I wanted it to be a tranquil, serene setting. I was thinking about dusk--seeing the light reflecting from the setting sun. ~Kevin Red Star

Museum record: 15.99.4 | 1999 | H: 22.625 in, width: 30.25 in, Frame height: 34 in, Frame width: 41.5 in | Crow Winter Camp in Teepees | William E. Weiss Memorial Fund Purchase | The cool, clear silence toward the end of a perfect winter day is evoked in Red Star's painting Crow Winter Camp in Teepees. The artist explained his intentions for the work, "I wanted it to be a tranquil, serene setting. I was thinking about dusk--seeing the light reflecting from the setting sun." | LLC: 'CROW WINTER CAMP IN TEEPEES' [LRC, embossed in paper:] 40 AQUARIUS [label, verso, ulc:] BUFFALO BILL/ ART SHOW & SALE/ #75/ Kevin Red Star | LRC: Kevin Red Star | 15.99.4.jpg | 15.99.4.jpg | 15.99.4.web.jpg | winter | dusk | tipis | Crow | Painting | oil on paper | Red Star, Kevin

Winters Colors
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Exhibit notes: Kevin Red Star hails from the Crow Indian Reservation in Lodge Grass, Montana, and draws from the Crow culture for inspiration in his work.

Museum record: 10.82 | date unknown | comp height: 11.5 in, comp width: 9 in, Frame height: 20.75 in, Frame width: 17.75 in, frame depth: .875 in | Winters Colors | Museum Purchase | LRC: Kevin Red Star, LLC: 34/60 | 10.82.web.jpg | 10.82.JPG | 10.82.jpg | Indian | Print | color lithograph on paper | Kevin Red Star (b.1943) Winters Colors date unknown, color lithograph on paper Museum Purchase 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. 10.82 | Red Star, Kevin

Crow Indian Parad...
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Exhibit notes: Kevin Red Star conducts considerable research into Crow culture, clothing, and history. As the Whitney Western Art Museum staff put it, "He exaggerates color and simplifies form to enhance the brilliant glimpse of Crow life."

Museum record: 7.94 | 1982 | H: 42 in, width: 31.875 in | Crow Indian Parade Rider | Gift of Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Weiss | Kevin Red Star researches the culture, clothing and history of his tribe, the Crow, for his paintings. He exaggerates color and simplifies form to enhance the brilliant glimpse of Crow life. | [verso, ULC:] "CROW INDIAN PARADE RIDER"/Kevin Red Star/Santa Fe, New Mexico/ 1982 c (in a circle) [on label:] 1994/ CmRussell Auction/ of Original/ Western Art/ Entry 100 | LRC: Kevin Red Star | 7.94.jpg | 7.94.JPG | 7.94.jpg | 7.94.web.jpg | 7.94.jpg | Crow | parade | horse | Painting | oil on canvas | Red Star, Kevin