Scholder, Fritz 1937-2005
Read Fritz Scholder's Biography
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. Born in 1937 in Breckenridge, Minnesota, Scholder's grandmother was Luiseno, a California Mission tribe. But he was raised in North and South Dakota and Wisconsin. He knew from a very early age when he sold his first painting to a grade-school friend for four dollars that he wanted to be an artist.