Artist

Bennett Brien

Nationality

American Indian, Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa

Title of Work

Rats

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Date of Work

1984

Medium

Charcoal Drawing

Signature

Lower Right

Height

6 7/8"

Width

9 7/8"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: R28

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Bennett Brien was born in 1957 in Belcourt, North Dakota. He received his BFA and MFA degrees in sculpture at the University of North Dakota. Brien’s work incorporates his heritage and reflects pride in Native American traditions.

Well known throughout the region as a sculptor, Brien’s public sculpture can be found at the police station, the University of North Dakota, and Altru hospital in Grand Forks; the Federal Building, the North Dakota State Game and Fish Building, and other sites on State Capitol grounds in Bismarck; and at the University of Minnesota—Crookston.

Brien received additional attention recently when several of his works were included in the national award-winning book, Storytelling Time: Native North American from the Collections at the University of North Dakota, which was published by University of North Dakota Art Collections in association with Hudson Hills Press in 2010.

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