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.


2008  - Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of the American Indian Dual City Retrospective in New York City, NY and 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


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