STAFF & BOARD MEMBERSHIP ARTS IN THE PARK NEWS ARCHIVES LINKS
will display recent donations to the museum’s permanent
collection of eight bronzes by Gary Schildt from his “Huck
Finn” series and sixteen paintings by King Kuka (1946-2004).
Gary Schildt, who was born in 1938 on the Blackfeet Indian
Reservation, received his art training at the San Francisco
Academy of Fine Art and the City College in San Francisco,
California where he studied both commercial art and photography.
Schildt gives his childhood experiences on his grandfather’s
ranch on the Blackfeet Reservation credit for his journey to
becoming an artist. He is a founding member of the Northwest
Rendezvous Group, and is well known for his oil paintings and
bronze sculptures of contemporary Blackfeet Indian life. He is
noted for his sensitivity and artistic excellence in virtually
all mediums. In 1999, he received the Montana Governor’s Award
for the Arts. The
“Huck Finn” series was generously donated to the Museum by Dr. &
Mrs. Robert Friess.
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