Nationality

American, Mandan-Hidatsa-Arikara Nation

Artist Dates

b. 1952

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Date of Work

1981

Medium

Oil on canvas

Signature

Lower right

Height

29"

Width

23 1/2"

Collection/Provenance

Art & Design Study Collection

Status

Stored: R29

Location

UND Art Collections Repository

Additional Information

Elk Woman, originally from Bismarck, ND, has been widely recognized as a painter, sculptor, jewelry-maker, fashion designer. Her work, which as been exhibited nationally and internationally, draws inspiration from nature and from her Native heritage. These two themes, which she sees as inextricably connected, are brought together in this image of the buffalo, an animal that is sacred to numerous American Indian Nations.

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