Fritz Scholder Untitled Lithograph of Puppy in Black

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Fritz Scholder, Luiseño Indian Artist
  • Category: Original Prints
  • Origin: The Luiseño - Payómkawichum
  • Medium: stone lithograph
  • Size:
    15” x 11-½” image;
    17” x 13-⅜” framed
  • Item # C4194H
  • Price: $2750

This stone lithograph was created by Fritz Scholder at Albuquerque's Tamarind Institute. It was completed in an edition of fifty and distributed among attendees at the artist's birthday party. Scholder often featured dogs in his paintings and prints, but we've only seen a few that featured puppies. In this piece, the viewer looks down toward an adorable young canine who appears focused on something just out of frame.

This is a single-color piece, completed using black ink on light gray paper. The puppy appears in the center of the image, flanked by thick vertical lines of opaque black. A softer application was used around the edges and within the puppy's body, resulting in a cloudy texture that we've seen appear in other pieces by the artist. While some may prefer the brightly colored offerings that were also created at Tamarind, this piece presents a strong argument in favor of the minimal black images.

Artist signature of Fritz Scholder, Luiseño Indian ArtistThe lithograph is signed Scholder and numbered 20/50 in pencil. It is stamped with chop marks representing the artist, printer, and print shop. It is framed beautifully in high-quality materials by Wilkinson & Company Fine Art Framers of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) was by birth one-quarter Luiseño Indian, a California Mission Tribe. He was born in Minnesota, spent two decades in the Dakotas, and lived in Galisteo, NM, and Scottsdale, AZ. Scholder came to Santa Fe in 1964 to teach advanced painting and art history at the new Institute of American Indian Arts, a school established by the United States Department of the Interior. He obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree at the University of Arizona in 1964 before moving to Santa Fe and joining IAIA. Fritz Scholder enjoyed a long and successful career and is regarded today as one of the most innovative and influential Native artists.


Condition: excellent condition

Provenance: this Fritz Scholder Untitled Lithograph of Puppy in Black is from a private Santa Fe collection

Recommended Reading: Fritz Scholder Lithographs, Clinton Adams, New York Graphic Society, Boston, 1975

TAGS: Luiseño IndianSanta FePaintingsLithographsAlbuquerqueFritz Scholder

Close-up view of the puppy.

 

Fritz Scholder, Luiseño Indian Artist
  • Category: Original Prints
  • Origin: The Luiseño - Payómkawichum
  • Medium: stone lithograph
  • Size:
    15” x 11-½” image;
    17” x 13-⅜” framed
  • Item # C4194H
  • Price: $2750

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