Kevin Red Star
Kevin Red Star, born in 1943 on the Crow Reservation in Lodge Grass,
Montana, showed his unique artistic talents at an early age.
He attended the prestigious Institute of
American Indian Art in Santa Fe, N.M., and is the first artist
trained there to be invited back as Artist-in-Residence.
He also studied, on scholarship, at the San Francisco Art Institute.
The artist's works (oils, watercolors, etchings, woodblock
prints and serigraphs) are related to and inspired by his
culture and his subject matter is almost exclusively Crow;
he is an interpreter of his culture to the world at large.
Many of his subjects focus on the era of history at the turn
of the century when the culture was in
a state of dramatic transition.
Since 1975 when his first one man show sold out in two hours,
his reputation has continued to expand. In 1977, he was one
of 21 American artists exhibited in Japan and has been featured
as the major artist in a group exhibit at the Espace Pierre Cardin
in Paris, France. His work has been exhibited in Peking, China
and in 1983 his work shown at a major exposition in Berlin earned
him an interview on West German TV.
One of his most distinctive
recent honors, however, was the selection of his
painting "The Flag Carrier" for the invitation and
poster for the Night of the First Americans in 1982
at the Kennedy Center, Washington, D. C.
His works are included in the permanent collections of
the San Diego Museum of Man, the Denver Museum, and
the Museum of the American Indian in N.Y.
KR8220 29.5" x 24.25"
KR8222 29.5" x 23"