Fritz Scholder, ambivalent about identifying himself as a Native American artist, often chose an objective stance in portraying Native subjects. This lithograph belongs to a series in which he challenged stereotypical perceptions of the Indian as noble, pure, and a symbol of wisdom. Standing inert with an indecipherable expression, the figure nevertheless exudes a strange power, waiting for something the viewer can only guess.
- Portfolio/Series: From the portfolio titled: "Indians Forever"
- Artist: Fritz Scholder, American, 1937-2005
- Publisher: Tamarind Institute
- Medium: Lithograph on paper
- Dates: 1970-1971
- Dimensions: 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm) (show scale)
- Markings: Embossed with Tamarind chop lower left and with printers' chops lower center and lower right; Arches watermark
- Signature: Signed lower right in graphite: "Scholder"
- Collections:Contemporary Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in American Identities: A New Look, Centennial Era, 5th Floor
- Accession Number: 71.134.6
- Edition: Edition: 37/75
- Credit Line: Bristol-Myers Fund
- Rights Statement: © artist or artist's estate
- Caption: Fritz Scholder (American, 1937-2005). Waiting Indian, 1970-1971. Lithograph on paper, 30 x 22 in. (76.2 x 55.9 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Bristol-Myers Fund, 71.134.6. © artist or artist's estate
- Record Completeness: Good (65%)