Arts of the Americas
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.
Lithograph on paper
Embossed with Tamarind chop lower left and with printers' chops lower center and lower right; Arches watermark
Signed lower right in graphite: "Scholder"
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Fritz Scholder (American and Luiseño, Native 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 (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 71.134.6_bw.jpg)
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