- Rick Bartow, Wiyot, 1946-2016
- Born: Newport, OR
- Work Locations: South Beach, OR
Rick Bartow (Wiyot), Crow Dance, 2014. Acrylic paint and graphite on unstretched canvas; 73 x 96 in. Denver Art Museum: Gift of Loren G. Lipson, M.D., 2018.606. © Rick Bartow
Rick Bartow drew inspiration from his Wiyot ancestry and was influenced by contemporary artists such as Jean-Michel Basquiat and Fritz Scholder. In this painting, Bartow combines a human form with a crow in a state of transformation. Metamorphosis or transformation are central themes in Bartow’s work, which is reflected in his painting technique. The overlapping human and animal forms were achieved through repeated application, removal, and smudging of acrylic paints and graphite.
- “Stampede: Animals in Art” — Denver Art Museum, 9/10/2017
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