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Fritz Scholder (American)
Born 1937, Breckenridge, MN — Died 2005, Scottsdale, AZ
Live and worked in Scottsdale, AZ
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, thus propelling 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. His style is well known for its distortions, explosive brushwork and vivid colors.
Fritz 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.