Kevin Red Star *1943
Kevin Red Star enjoys international renown for being both a pioneer of modern Native American art and an ambassador of Crow culture. He was born in 1943 in Lodge Grass on the Crow Indian Reservation. His parents were very supportive of their children’s artistic talents. From 1962 to 1965, Red Star attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe where he was a student of Fritz Scholder’s. After that, he received a two-year-scholarship to the San Francisco Art Institute. His cultural heritage is a never-failing source of inspiration for his work. While his favorite media are acrylic, crayon, and ink on watercolor paper, he also makes collages and lithographs. His works have been shown in special exhibitions all over the world, including France, Belgium, Germany, China, and Japan. In 1995, he participated in a cultural exchange program with the Russian Academy of Art. He has been awarded honorary doctorates by the Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Montana, and the IAIA. Kevin Red Star now lives and works in Roberts, Montana.
Even before you prepare a canvas the thought and idea is there. Today I feel like horses. Should they be in a meadow, in the hills or with a beautiful mountain backdrop. Every day is exciting for new ideas. (Kevin Red Star)