Nationality

Standing Rock Sioux

Artist Dates

b. 1977

Title of Work

Self Portrait

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Date of Work

2006

Medium

Charcoal, chalk and pastel on illustration board

Height

19 1/2"

Width

29"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: R01

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Artist Bio

David Thunderhawk, from Bismarck, ND, Earned a BFA from the University of North Dakota in 2004. He later returned to UND to study accounting.

Additional Information

His incisive portrait explores the issue of identity. As he writes, "as someone who is of a background that is equally Caucasian as it is Native American, I have struggled with what such a mixed background means to me at an artistic level." Thunderhawk seeks to capture the "universal essence" rather than the superficial appearance of his subjects.

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