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Fritz Scholder – Flash sale 9/14

One day only *Flash Sale* of all Fritz Scholder posters!

A local Galisteno from 1972-1985, Fritz Scholder’s studio was next door to La Sala. We thank Romona Scholder for her generous donation of the posters.

Posters will be $50.00, unsigned and unframed, and all proceeds will go towards building renovation.

Limited quantities of the following posters will be on flash sale Sept. 14th, 2019 (One Day Only!):

Santa Fe Opera 1980 Season

Aspen Gallery

Indian Chief

Priscilla’s Dog 

The Rose

Warrior

We’ll be open 11 AM – 5 PM – stop by and purchase your poster to help with building renovations. We’ll also have a Galisteo Studio Tour Posters by Richard Fenker for sale @ $15.00-$25.00

Read more about Mr. Scholder’s history below.


Fritz Scholder was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, and grew up in a non-traditional Native American home although he was one-quarter Luiseño, a California Mission tribe. A few years later his family moved to Pierre, South Dakota, where he had his initial acquaintance with Native art in high school under the tutelage of Sioux artist, Oscar Howe. His education in art continued when his family moved to Sacramento, California, where he studied under Wayne Thiebaud. Thiebaud invited him to join a cooperative gallery in Sacramento, created by and featuring Thiebaud, Greg Kondos and Peter Vandenberg. In his first exhibition there he received an exceptional review, followed by a one-man exhibition at the Crocker Art Museum, also in Sacramento. His work was now shown throughout the region including the Palace of Legion of Honor in San Francisco.

As his career expanded, he met Cherokee designer, Lloyd Kiva New, and studied under Hopi jeweler Charles Loloma. He received a John Hay Whitney Fellowship and moved to Tucson, Arizona, as a graduate assistant in the Fine Arts Department, studying with Andrew Rush and Charles Littler where he met artists Max Cole, John Heric and Bruce McGrew. Graduating with an MFA degree in 1964 he was offered and accepted the position of Advanced Painting and Contemporary Art History instructor at the newly-formed Institute of American Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. After serving as instructor there several years he continued to flourish in his chosen life’s work.

In 1994 Leonard Baskin invited Scholder to collaborate on a major book at Gehenna Press in Massachusetts. This was followed a year later by two major shows, “The Private Work of Fritz Scholder” at the Phoenix Art Museum and a year-long exhibition “Fritz Scholder/Icons and Apparitions” at the Scottsdale Center for the Arts. In 2000 Scholder produced his first digital book “Thoughts in the Night” and returned to Santa Fe for his exhibition “”Alone/Not Alone” at Chiaroscuro Gallery. In October 2001 his
major exhibition of paintings and sculpture featuring death and skulls titled “Last Portraits” opened at Duluth’s Tweed Museum of Art, University of Minnesota. March 2002 he opened another major exhibition, “Orchids and Other Flowers” illustrating his reaction to 9/11. In 2002 he received the Arizona Governor’s Award.

Posthumous recognition
On August 25, 2009, Governor Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced that Scholder would be one of 13 California Hall of Fame inductees for that award. His work was then featured at The California
Museum’s exhibit of the work and contributions of that year’s Hall of Fame laureates. The induction ceremony was on December 1, 2009 at the Museum in Sacramento. Scholder’s Future Clone sculpture was included in a scene in Darren Aronofsky’s 2010 film Black Swan, in which it has been described as
“chilling like a Baselitz painting, all devoured face and wings, an evil spectre”.

On Noverber 1, 2008, the National Museum of the American Indian opened a two-venue retrospective of Scholder’s work titled Indian/Not Indian: one in Washington, DC and the other in New York. On October 4, 2015, the Denver Art Museum opened a major travelling exhibition of Scholder’s “Indian” series titled, Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980. “Super Indian” then travelled to the Phoenix Art Museum and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Overland Park, Kansas.