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Art & Design Study Collection
On display: Second floor
Jaune Quick-To-See Smith was born in St. Ignatius, Montana and is an enrolled member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Indian Nation, Montana. She received an Associate of Arts degree at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington in 1960, her Bachelor of Arts in Art Education from Framingham State College, Massachusetts in 1976, and her Master of Arts in Visual Arts from the University of New Mexico in 1980.
She has received world-renowned status as a painter and printmaker. Her art contrasts abstract and representational elements while combining stylistic characteristics associated with both Western modern art and traditional Native forms, visually addressing old traditions and current social concerns while also incorporating themes of personal and political identity.
Student composed text panel:
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (American, Salish and Kootenai Tribe, b. 1940)
Pastel on paper
UND Art Collections: Art & Design Study Collection
Purchased with funds from the Myers Foundations.
A widely celebrated artist, her work is also held in the collections of The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota; The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.; the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Museum, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and The Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.
Smith’s artwork may seem light and familiar, almost child-like, but her use of color tells us a deeper story. Her art contrasts abstract and representational elements while combining stylistic characteristics associated with both Western modern art and traditional native forms, visually addressing old traditions and current social concerns.
Bract work using green and yellow.
"Driscoll" handwritten on back of matte board.
Some paper warping.