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Buffalo Medicine

Earl Biss

About The Buffalo Medicine

Five dancers wearing buffalo hides are in motion holding a shield in one hand and a staff in the other.  The sky is atmospheric and somewhat moody overhead.

This gem by Biss was included in the Heard Museum's exhibition showcasing several of the Albion & Lynne Fenderson's collection April 17, 1993 to April 24, 1994.

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Five dancers wearing buffalo hides are in motion holding a shield in one hand and a staff in the other.  The sky is atmospheric and somewhat moody overhead.

This gem by Biss was included in the Heard Museum's exhibition showcasing several of the Albion & Lynne Fenderson's collection April 17, 1993 to April 24, 1994.

About the Artist

Earl Biss was born in Washington state in 1947. He was raised by his grandmother on the Crow reservation in Montana. Biss was awarded two scholarships to pursue his education. One was from the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe where he studied under the guidance of Fritz Scholder. The other was from the San Francisco Art Institute from which he graduated in 1971.

Showings of his work have taken place at the Riverside Museum in New York City; the Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe; the U.S. Department of the Interior in Washington, D.C.; the Cuyahoga Valley Art Center Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio; the Washington State Pavillion at the 1970 World’s Fair in Osala, Japan; the San Jose Museum of Fine Arts in California and the Warehouse Gallery in Yakima, Washington.

A painterly artist, Earl Biss’ compositions often begin with a realistic investigation of Indian camp rivalries, midnight raids, the hunt and also the severe winters in the Big Horn Mountains in the vicinity of Yellowstone. 

Mr. Biss died while painting in his studio in 1998.

Medium Oil on canvas
Canvas size 24" height X 30" width
Frame Silver finished wood molding
Frame size 25 1/2" height X 32 1/2" width
Signed "Biss" at viewer's upper right
Date of creation Circa 1977
Condition Excellent
Provenance AFP
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