Roughly 30 artworks in the collection begin to chart the gestation of art by American Indians from mid 20th century through the first quarter of the 21st century. Two individuals enlarge our understanding of each artist/ artwork. Aleta Ringlero, one of the art historians is culturally aligned with the focus of this collection, plus her father was recognized as one of the most talented saddlemakers of any culture.
Artists illustrated: Gerald Nailor, Lloyd Kiva New, Leon Polk Smith, Fritz Scholder, Kay Walkingstick, Allan Houser, Dyani White Hawk, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Susan Hudson, Lawrence Paul Yuxweluptun, Julie Buffalohead, Marianne Nicolson, Roxanne Swentzell, Clitso Dedman, Joe Baker, Norman Akers, Cecil Calnimptewa, Norval Morrisseau, Judith Lowry, Harry Fonseca, Duane Slick, Shonto Begay, Raven Halfmoon, Brad Kahlhamer, Cannupa Hanska Luber, Rose Simpson, Yatika Starr Fields, Esteban Cabeza de Baca, George Morrison.
Text is rich in content accompanied by footnotes to identify sources for additional reading.
In an era of limited travel, this exhibition spoon feeds those curious to become better acquainted with this rather recently emphasized collecting niche.
Corinne Cain of SavvyCollector.com