Native American (Warm Springs, Wasco and Yakima), 20th–21st century, female.
Born 1943, in Oregon.
Ceramicist, glass artist, mask-maker, jewellery artist, printmaker, sculptor. Public art.
‘Giving voice to my ancestors’ is a central concern of the Pacific Northwest and Oregon-based artist Lillian Pitt. Much of the work she creates in a variety of media (ceramics, glass, bronze, and other materials) contains a strong awareness of the deep histories of her peoples and their 12,000-year existence in the Columbia River Basin in Oregon. Born and raised at Warm Springs Indian Reservation near Madras, Oregon, she directly descends from the three tribal peoples based there after a historic treaty removed them from their homelands along the Columbia River....