20-Deer Dancer for Hyacinth

Deer Dancer for Hyacinth, 2001. Rick Bartow (Wiyot), b. 1946. Pastel, charcoal, and graphite on paper. Museum purchase, 2003 (26/2871).

Northwest imagery, Japanese prints, and Maori and African art inspire the drawings, paintings, sculpture, and prints of Rick Bartow (Wiyot, b. 1946). Oral traditions, especially Native American transformation stories, are also at the heart of much of his work, as are themes of loss, addiction, and personal transformation.

Some of Bartow’s honors include a traveling show organized by the Hallie Ford Museum (2002–04); a Continuum: 12 Artists solo exhibit at NMAI (2003); the Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art (2001); and an installation in the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden at the White House. He holds a BA from Western Oregon State University.


Drawing Workshop with Rick Bartow
Sunday, April 17, 2011

Artist Rick Bartow (Wiyot) led a hands-on drawing workshop for teens and preteens.

Vantage Point: The Contemporary Native Art Collection

The National Museum of the American Indian
NMAI on the National Mall | Washington, DC