B. 1947-1998 – Earl Biss was a member of the Crow Nation. He had a fine classical education in the arts; graduating from the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, followed by several years of study at the San Francisco Art Institute, Biss continued with a year of independent study in Europe. His works are alive in imagination, with flowing, textured strokes of color and form conveying the moods wonder in the dreams and hopes of an exciting people who are his own, the Crow Indian. A member of the Crow Nation, Biss was one of the most prominent American Indian artists. His paintings are hanging in museums around the world.
Earl Biss was a profound contributor to the explosion of Southwestern Art in the last half of the 20th Century, and particularly for the rise of contemporary Native American Art. His compelling portraits of Plains Indian horsemen, his phenomenal grasp of the medium of oil painting, and above all the sheer exuberance of his brushwork earned him a place in the history books of modern art.
Biss was a Crow Indian who spent summers on the reservation in Montana as a boy, and returned frequently to live and work there as an adult. He absorbed tribal legends and history from the elders, roamed the sweeping mountain landscape, and found inspiration for his finest works.
He was a central figure in the miracle generation of students at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe during the late sixties. Together, these brilliant young artists changed the face of Indian Art and Southwestern Art, injecting vivid color and a modernistic sensibility into what had been a sedate genre of linear realism. Biss was known as the catalyst for this remarkable group. He went on to make it famous worldwide.
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