Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) - Wedding Bouquet (PDC92014A-1019-001)
- Medium: Acrylic on Paper
- Circa: 1984
- Size: 22.25'' x 18.25''
30.5" x 26.5" framed. Original frame. Signed in lower right corner. Excellent condition. A prolific painter, sculptor, lithographer, teacher, mentor and bookmaker, Fritz Scholder changed Native American art forever and didn't even consider himself part of Native America. He studied at Sacramento State University and studied with Wayne Thiebaud who introduced him to abstract expressionism. In 1960 Scholder was granted a Rockefeller Foundation full scholarship for the Southwestern Indian Art Project at the University of Arizona. After receiving his Master of Fine Arts degree he moved to Santa Fe to teach painting and history at the newly formed Institute of American Indian Arts. His love of teaching caused him to become a major influence on an entire generation of Native American artists and created the foundation of what is now known as contemporary American Indian art. Scholder died on February 10, 2005 at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona. Acquired from a private collection in Montana. The owner purchased this item from Fritz Scholder's Certified Public Accountant of many years. The CPA had received this as a gift directly from Fritz Scholder when he married.