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Artist: Julian Martinez
Title: Eagle Dance
Date: c.1930
Medium: Mixed media on watercolor paper
Dimensions: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Julian Martinez San Ildefonso Pueblo, NM - United States (1897 - 1943)
c.1930
Julian Martinez
Artist: R.C. Gorman
Title: Earth Child (State II)
Date: 1979
Medium: Lithograph on archival paper
Dimensions: Overall: 22 1/4 x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2 cm)
R.C. Gorman (1932 - 2005)
1979
R.C. Gorman
Artist: R.C. Gorman
Title: Leila with Child
Date: 1978
Medium: Lithograph on archival paper
Dimensions: Overall: 22 1/4 x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2 cm)
R.C. Gorman (1932 - 2005)
1978
R.C. Gorman
Artist: Dwayne Wilcox
Title: Momma He’s Lazy
Date: 2010
Medium: Crayon and Ink on 1893 Ledger paper
Dimensions: sheet: 11 3/4 × 18 in. (29.8 × 45.7 cm)
Dwayne Wilcox
Dwayne Wilcox is a contemporary Lakota artist using humor to comment on culture and cultural challenges. He grew up on the east side of the Pine Ridge Reservation. His family comes from the Eagle Nest District.

Dwayne attended the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee. In his own words “I never had any real art training other than being around a lot of talented traditional artists, most of all I always liked the humor of my friends and my family. I like to reflect on some of the stories told to me by friends and the political environment that may need to be adjusted to the native point of view, this is why I draw these images and show the viewers not from my culture, there is another point of view”.

When asked why he uses the lined paper and why use humor Dwayne responds with “Beads, cloth, paper… all of which had been introduced around the same time, and it was at a period when natives of the plains were losing their homeland to new conquerors and their refusal to give up the right to be free caused many to be imprisoned. Many of the earliest ledgers were done during incarceration. Like bead work, it has become a medium for a traditional style. In the Lakota tradition there is the Sacred Clown and in drawing can reflect that humor, I see that as part of the old values of traditional life ways.”
Dwayne currently lives in Rapid City, SD.

http://jwillis.net/artist-statement-dwayne-wilcox/
2010
Dwayne Wilcox
Artist: R.C. Gorman
Title: Nude Couple
Date: 1976
Medium: Charcoal and Pastel on Paper
Dimensions: Framed: 38 x 32 in. (96.5 x 81.3 cm)
R.C. Gorman (1932 - 2005)
1976
R.C. Gorman
Artist: R.C. Gorman
Title: Pueblo Woman
Date: 1978
Medium: Etching on archival paper
Dimensions: Overall: 18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
R.C. Gorman (1932 - 2005)
1978
R.C. Gorman
Artist: Dwayne Wilcox
Title: Soup de Jour
Date: 2010
Medium: Crayon and ink on 1936 Ledger paper
Dimensions: sheet: 11 3/4 × 18 in. (29.8 × 45.7 cm)
Dwayne Wilcox
Dwayne Wilcox is a contemporary Lakota artist using humor to comment on culture and cultural challenges. He grew up on the east side of the Pine Ridge Reservation. His family comes from the Eagle Nest District.

Dwayne attended the Crazy Horse School in Wanblee. In his own words “I never had any real art training other than being around a lot of talented traditional artists, most of all I always liked the humor of my friends and my family. I like to reflect on some of the stories told to me by friends and the political environment that may need to be adjusted to the native point of view, this is why I draw these images and show the viewers not from my culture, there is another point of view”.

When asked why he uses the lined paper and why use humor Dwayne responds with “Beads, cloth, paper… all of which had been introduced around the same time, and it was at a period when natives of the plains were losing their homeland to new conquerors and their refusal to give up the right to be free caused many to be imprisoned. Many of the earliest ledgers were done during incarceration. Like bead work, it has become a medium for a traditional style. In the Lakota tradition there is the Sacred Clown and in drawing can reflect that humor, I see that as part of the old values of traditional life ways.”
Dwayne currently lives in Rapid City, SD.

http://jwillis.net/artist-statement-dwayne-wilcox/
2010
Dwayne Wilcox
Artist: R.C. Gorman
Title: Sue Bah (State II)
Date: 1979
Medium: Lithograph on archival paper
Dimensions: Overall: 22 1/4 x 28 in. (56.5 x 71.1 cm)
R.C. Gorman (1932 - 2005)
1979
R.C. Gorman
Artist: R.C. Gorman
Title: Tonto Pot (State I)
Date: 1979
Medium: Lithograph on archival paper
Dimensions: Overall: 22 1/4 x 30 in. (56.5 x 76.2 cm)
R.C. Gorman (1932 - 2005)
1979
R.C. Gorman
Artist: R.C. Gorman
Title: Two Gossips
Date: 1979
Medium: Etching on archival paper
Dimensions: Overall: 18 x 15 in. (45.7 x 38.1 cm)
R.C. Gorman (1932 - 2005)
1979
R.C. Gorman