Earl Biss Jr
(1947 - 1998)
Earl Biss, Jr was active/lived in California, Montana. Earl Biss Jr is known for modernist Indian genre and figure painting, graphics.
Biography Earl Biss, Jr
Born in Washington state, Earl Biss became a well-known Native American artist. He was raised by his grandmother on the Crow reservation in Montana and earned a scholarship to the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe where he studied jewelry design. He attended the San Francisco Art Institute and then traveled widely in Europe where he was heavily influenced by the impressionist style of Monet and other European artists.
His paintings have a dream-like, abstract quality with Indian figures merging with the landscape. He worked on numerous paintings, sometimes as many as twenty, simultaneously. On October 18, 1998, he died from a stroke while in his studio painting.
Dana Ivers, former wife of the artist
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