Fritz Scholder is an unique individualist on the American art scene today. He has been called a "critically neglected American Master" even though he is well known. This is the first book to focus on the different areas of Scholder's work. Known mainly for his paintings, Scholder's lithographs, etchings and, in the past few years, his monotypes have become important segments of his production. Examples of his drawings and small bronzes are also included in this book. Scholder is an expressionist who does not fit into any category. He was born in a small town in Minnesota and grew up in North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin. His background is Midwestern Bauhaus, Abstract Expressionism and Pop Art. He went to college in California and did his graduate work at the University of Arizona. After five years of teaching in Santa Fe, New Mexico, he resigned his position and started painting full time.
In 1964, he started the first of many series of paintings. The subjects of these works were dictated by his interests and seem to be autobiographical. Landscapes, butterflies, women, Native Americans, dogs, cats and flowers have all become major series. In recent years, the series of American Portraits, Dreams (lovers), NYC (Empire State Building) and Mysteries (Egypt) demonstrates the wide range of subjects which are of great interest for Scholder. Many of the paintings, lithographs, etchings, bronzes, drawings and monotypes in this book have not been published before.
Internally clean and bright. Slight tanning to page edges and dust jacket. Slight wear/tearing to dust jacket. Previous owner's inscription at front.