Fritz Scholder American Artist (1937-2005)

Fritz Scholder

Controversial and prolific, Fritz Scholder embraced paradox. An enrolled memeber of the Luiseno tribe, he often said he was not Indian. Scholder's works were immediately recognized for their insight and powerful commentary on publicly held stereotypes of Native Americans and propelled Scholder into a position of prominence as an artist.

His revolutionary paintings broke away from stereotypical roles and forever changed the concept of "Indian artist".

Scholder's constant desire to explore, collect, travel and experience is undoubtedly the distinguishing feature of both his life and his art. Scholder is best known for his expressionist paintings that are in museum collections around the world. His style is well known for its distortions, explosive brushwork and vivid colors. His series of works explore the themes of Indians, ancient Egypt, mystery women and flowers...

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Current Exhibitions
The California Hall of Fame Inductees - 2009
Fritz Scholder Event 1
Continues through October 31, 2010
The California Museum
Sacramento, CA
Fritz Scholder - Indian/Not Indian
Fritz Scholder Event 2
November 1, 2008 - August 16th, 2009
NMAI on the National Mall
Washington D.C.
Fritz Scholder - An Intimate Look
Fritz Scholder Event 3
July 19, 2008 - June 7, 2009
Institute of Amrican Indian Arts (IAIA)
Santa Fe, NM