Bonita Roberts is active/lives in Minnesota. Bonita Roberts is known for portrait, child figure painting, often Indian.
Biography Bonita Roberts
Born and raised in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Bonita Roberts got early inspiration for her figural work from seeing a Degas painting at the Minneapolis Art Institute.
She began her art career as a portrait painter in Minneapolis where, in the 1980s, her next door neighbor was artist Richard Schmid's mother. Through her Bonita met Schmid who critiqued her work. She spent a year on the Fond du Lac Indian reservation near Lake Superior and became intrigued by the culture of the tribes.
In 1993, she gained her first major recognition when Stuart Johnson of Settler's West gallery in Tucson, Arizona accepted some of her work.
Her studio, and also the place where she keeps her large doll collection, is in Battle La
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