Encyclopedia of Native American Artists
by Deborah Everett, Elayne Zorn
September 2008, 304pp, 7x10
1 volume, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-33762-8
$90, £70, 79€, A124
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Students and art lovers will enjoy reading about the approximately 70 Native American artists presented here, many for the first time in a reference book.

Indigenous North Americans have continuously made important contributions to the field of art in the U.S. and Canada, yet have been severely under-recognized and under-represented. Native artists work in diverse media, some of which are considered art (sculpture, painting, photography), while others have been considered craft (works on cloth, basketry, ceramics).Some artists feel strongly about working from a position as a Native artist, while others prefer to produce art not connected to a particular cultural tradition.


This volume examines the lives and works of approximately 70 Native American artists, demonstrating the range of media, themes, and experiences of Native artists, and their influences on and by western culture. Eight pages of color plates, and black and white images throughout, display the diversity of work by these artists.


Outstanding Academic Title, 2009—Choice, January 1, 2010


"…This volume represents a broad spectrum of contemporary media and styles including painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video, mixed media, assemblage art, glass art, fiber art, ceramic art, printmaking, videography, filmmaking, digital art, and performance art. Alphabetically arranged entries reflect the authors' intensive research; they include interviews with artists and/or their families and visits to the studios, exhibitions, and museums. Lengthy entries offer information about artists' lives and the impact on cultural experience on their personal philosophies and work. Each entry concludes with references and a list of places to view the artist's work. Black-and-white reproductions accompany some entries; several pages of color plates add interest. This is an important resource for any library supporting programs in art history, fine arts, or Native American studies. Includes a glossary. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."—Choice, May 1, 2009

"Academic or public libraries serving patrons who are interested in the contemporary Native American art scene are encouraged to select this title."—ARBA, March 1, 2009

". . . presents a broad selection of Native artists and their work and provides in-depth information to readers, high school and up."—MultiCultural Review, October 15, 2009
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