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Canadian First Nations (Oji-Cree), 20th century, female.

Born 28 March 1971, in Yorkton (Saskatchewan).

Installation artist, ceramicist, photographer, sculptor, printmaker.

KC Adams studied at Concordia University, in Montreal, Quebec, where she received her BFA in Studio Arts in 1998. Her artistic practice was further developed through artists’ residencies in Canada, at institutions in Banff, Charlottetown and Winnipeg. During her ...

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Native American (Wiyot and Yurok), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1946, in Newport (Oregon).

Sculptor, painter, ceramicist, mixed-media artist, print-maker.

Rick Bartow of the Wiyot and Yurok Nations of Northern California works in a number of media to create images which often reference indigenous North American transformation myths. His work with the Maori artist John Bevan Ford has also been an influence. In ...

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Canadian First Nations (Ojibwa), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1942 or 1943, in M’chigeeng (West Bay), Manitoulin Island. Died 2005, Ottawa.

Draughtsman, painter, ceramicist, installation artist.

Carl Beam, a distinguished Ojibwa artist, was the first Canadian indigenous artist to gain recognition for contemporary Native American art by having one of his pieces accepted into the National Gallery of Art (Ottawa). He achieved a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Victoria, and ...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 1940, in San Francisco.

Painter, video artist.

Mary Heilmann studied literature at the University of Santa Barbara and ceramics and sculpture at Berkeley in the 1960s. She settled in New York. Starting out as a ceramicist and sculptor, in 1968...

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American, 20th century, female.

Born 13 March 1911, in Boston; died 27 July 2007, in Jaffrey, New Hampshire.

Painter, draughtswoman, watercolourist, print artist, collage artist, assemblage artist, ceramicist, sculptor. Figures, interiors with figures, landscapes, architectural views, still-lifes.

American Abstract Artists (AAA).

Fannie Hillsmith was the granddaughter of painter and interior decorator Frank Hill Smith, who later joined his second given name to his family name to form the name Frank Hillsmith. The fact that both of them had the name F. Hillsmith gives rise to some confusion....

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Native American (Seneca and Onondaga Nations), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 8 June 1947, on Cattaraugus Indian Reservation (New York).

Sculptor, ceramicist, installation artist.

Peter B. Jones was born and raised on the Seneca Indian Reservation at Cattaraugus, New York, where his father’s family lives. He is also descended from the Onondaga Nation on his mother’s side. His work in ceramics has become widely collected and is shown in major exhibitions in North America and abroad. In ...

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American, 20th – 21st century, male.

Active in the USA.

Born 11 January 1955, in San Rafael (California).

Sculptor, installation artist.

Christian Marclay was born in California but raised in Geneva. He studied sculpture at Massachusetts College of Art, Boston, in the late 1970s and at the Cooper Union, New York. He is a New York-based visual artist and composer who was a pioneer of the remix culture and is prominent in the avant-garde music scene. Since ...

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Native American (Santa Clara Pueblo), 21st century, female.

Born 1983, in Santa Fe (New Mexico).

Sculptor, printmaker, painter, draughtsman, installation artist. Aerosol painting.

Daughter of renowned sculptor Rosanne Swentzell, and great niece of Pueblo potter Nora Naranjo-Morse, Rose Bean Simpson is one of Native North America’s most incisive artists. She received an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design in ...

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American, 20th century, male.

Born 30 January 1928, in Bozeman (Montana); died 16 February 2002, in Bowling Green (Ohio).

Painter (mixed media), sculptor, ceramicist.

Funk Art.

Peter Voulkos trained at the California College of Art and Crafts, Oakland, in 1952. He taught at the Archie Bray Foundation in Helena, Montana; Black Mountain College near Ashville, North Carolina; Los Angeles County Art Institute (Otis Art Institute), Los Angeles and the University of California, Berkeley. In ...