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
As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum. If you are making a special trip, please double-check before visiting.