CATALOG - NATIVE AMERICAN PAINTING
Amarillo Art Center, Amarillo, Texas
A traveling exhibition from the collections of R. D. (Dick) Cline, Dare Locke, and Robb Moore, 1981-1983
From the Introduction
Native American painting is actually a young art form, about 100 years old. Only in the 1880s when the painters began using watercolors, oils, and colored pencil, did the works begin to be saved and collected. There developed several schools and centers for the Native American painter to learn the artist’s skills and, perhaps, more importantly, encourage the painter by exposing him/her to other’s work.
Artists whose works were in this traveling exhibit—and included in this book— were Steven Mopope, Calvin Larvie, Encarnacion Pena, Beatien Yazz, Carl Sweezy, Harrison Begay, Jose Rey Toledo, Awa Tsireh, Spencer Asah, Lee Tsatoke, Ben Harjo, Jr., Dennis Belinda, and Mirac Creepingbear.
The exhibition traveled from the Amarillo Art Center to Wichita Falls Museum and Art Center, Millicent Rogers Museum, Kirkpatrick Center, Museum of the Great Plains, Abilene Fine Arts Museum, and the Museum of Texas Tech University.