Kevin Red Star (1943- ) Crow Nation
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Kevin Red Star, internationally known contemporary Native American artist, was born in Lodge Grass, Montana, in 1943. His paintings evoke an emotional response and have been described as mystic, enigmatic and spiritual. He began showing publicly in 1965 and has an impressive array of one-man shows and group exhibits to his credit, including both national and international.
Red Star's compelling interpretations of Native Americans, through the use of color and massive forms, characterize this gifted artist's style. These artistic elements are purposeful. Their intent is to convey the role of the ritual personified by the subject—an oversized hand emphasizes strength and skill.
Although he draws from the rich sources of the Crow Indian culture, whose principal means of expression for generations has been oral and pictorial, he clearly transcends the traditional portrayals of Indian themes and infuses his subjects with the contemporary objectivity of a trained and disciplined artist working on a progressive plane.
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