Nationality

American, Salish and Kootenai Tribe

Artist Dates

b. 1940

Title of Work

Untitled

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Date of Work

1978

Medium

Pastel drawing

Signature

Lower right

Height

22 1/4"

Width

15 1/8"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

On display: Second floor

Location

Memorial Union

Artist Bio

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is an American artist who is an enrolled Salish member of the Confederate Salish and Kootenai Nation of Montana. She has been creating abstract art since the 1970s. In 1979 Quick-to-See Smith exhibited work at the University of North Dakota.

Additional Information

Student composed text panel:

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (American, Salish and Kootenai Tribe, b. 1940)
Untitled, 1978
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.

Condition

Very good.

Condition Notes

Some paper warping.

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