- Fritz Scholder, Luiseño, American, 1937-2005
- Born: Breckenridge, MN
- Work Locations: Santa Fe, NM, Scottsdale, AZ
Fritz Scholder (Luiseño), Indian Power, 1972. Oil paint on canvas; 68 3/16 x 80 3/16 x 1 3/16 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2016.125. © Estate of Fritz Scholder
Although Scholder claimed he was not a protest painter, some of his images became symbols of Native empowerment at a time when Native protestors were occupying government sites and calling for changes in federal Indian policy. Posters of this painting were popular in the 1970s among Native people across the country.
- “Fritz Scholder"—Wagon Wheel Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ, 1972
- "Fritz Scholder: Indians / Vampir"—Wagon Wheel Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ, 1973, 2/25/1973- 3/13/1973
- “Fritz Scholder: Major Indian Paintings, 1967-1977”—Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, NM, 5/15/1977-7/8/1977
- “Super Indian: Fritz Scholder, 1967-1980”—Denver Art Museum, 10/4/2015 - 1/17/2016
- Phoenix Art Museum, 2/27/2016 - 6/5/2016
- Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, 6/23/2016 - 9/18/2016
- “The Western: An Epic in Art and Film” — Denver Art Museum, 5/28/2017 – 9/9/2017
- “Stampede: Animals in Art” — Denver Art Museum, 9/10/2017
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