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Artist of the moment……..Terrance Guardipee



Terence Guardipee is a Native American artist born in the year 1968. Guardipee is renowned for his artwork that combines historical documents and his own unique style of Native American painting.

Ledger painting was a popular form of art, Guardipee put his own twist on the idea by painting and drawing on more than one ledger at a time.

Guardipee grew up on the Blackfeet reservation. His style of bold color and flat design represents his Blackfeet heritage.

Guardipee attended the Institute of the American Indian Arts located in Sante Fe, New Mexico. The school is the only four year institute in the United States dedicated to the preservation of Native American Arts.

The artist is now based out of Seattle, Washington.

Terrance Guardipee is included in the collections of the Smithsonian Institute and the Gene Autry Museum.

What I enjoy most about the artist are the titles of his works. The artist opens up another door to the history of his people by using such clever titles as Running Eagle returning from a War Raid. His hats are also a keen observation of his work sometimes replacing the eye as a major focal point. The works without eyes have an ephemeral feeling.

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