Fritz Scholder's work is well known worldwide and he achieved a great deal of success during his lifetime as a painter, printmaker, sculptor, poet, photographer, book maker, mentor, and teacher.


He had encouragement during his early South Dakota high school years from Oscar Howe, an important Sioux artist, and during his studies at Sacramento College in California by Wayne Thiebaud. Scholder accepted Thiebaud’s invitation to join with him and other artists to create a co-op gallery in Sacramento.


The “Indians Forever” suite of lithographs was created at Tamarind, after they moved from Los Angeles to Albuquerque in 1970. He proved to be a prolific and masterful printmaker. This series was the basis for a vast body of lithographs created by Scholder. He later discovered etchings and monotypes and added these techniques to his printmaking discipline. 


Scholder accepted numerous invitations to lecture at universities, including Dartmouth and Princeton, and he was bestowed with numerous honorary degrees and awards. 


2008 Dual City Retrospective, Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian New York City, NY, Washington, D.C. 


Selected Collections:

Museum of Modern Art in New York

National Gallery, Washington

National Museum of American Art in Washington


Selected Fellowships:

Rockefeller Foundation

Ford Foundation

Whitney Foundation