Portrait of A Massacred Indian No. 3 by Fritz W. Scholder

Portrait of A Massacred Indian No. 3 by Fritz W. Scholder

Portrait of A Massacred Indian No. 3

Fritz W. Scholder

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Title

Portrait of A Massacred Indian No. 3

 
Artist
Year
1973  
Technique
color lithograph 
Image Size
40 x 30" image and paper 
Signature
pencil, lower left 
Edition Size
EPAP (Editions Press Artist's Proof) 
Annotations
 
Reference
Adams, illustrated page 90 
Paper
Rives BFK wove paper 
State
published 
Publisher
Editions Press, San Francisco 
Inventory ID
20743 
Price
$3,000.00 
Description

Fritz Scholder, a member of the Luiseno tribe of California, often challenged the percieved ideal of the American Indian artist with his use of dark, jarring, heavy imagery that distorted--and thus destroyed--the colonial gaze. Gone is the idealized "noble savage" image, generated by Edward Curtis and other non-Native artists whose works aimed to commemorate a people they assumed would be gone before long. Gone, too, is the assumption that the American Indian would only want to use the techniques and mediums of their tribal ancestors.

By the 1960s, American Indian artists had begun to stake a claim in the art world as being worthy of contemporary consideration, and Scholder's work was among the most salient. One of his series of paintings and prints focused attention on the rarely depicted "Massacred Indian".

Done at Editions Press in San Francisco with Master Printer Lloyd Baggs, "Portrait of a Massacred Indian No. 3" is perhaps the most striking of his oversized lithographic works. On the surface, the image is violent, disturbing; further contemplation suggests a destruction of colonial romanticizing, and a potent, rising reclamation of individual voice.

 

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