Modrall Sperling Law Firm

Fritz Scholder

Fritz Scholder was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, of German, French, English, Irish and Mission Indian ancestry. He went to high school in Pierre, South Dakota, where he studied with noted Sioux abstract painter, Oscar Howe. The direction in Indian art toward the avant garde exhibited in another of the law firm’s pieces, Gorman’s “Indian Woman and Pottery,” finds a fuller realization in the fine Scholder lithograph, “Indian Dance at the Pueblo,” which in its simplified line and degree of abstraction suppresses the individual figure in favor of an entire line of dancers who altogether make up the substance of the ceremony.