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Artwork copyright Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Photo courtesy of the artist.

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Rescue, 2002

Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
(American | Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, born 1940)

Location: University of Washington, Seattle

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Painter and printmaker Jaune Quick-to-See Smith references Tonto and the Lone Ranger in Rescue to demonstrate polarizing beliefs and the struggle between Europeans and Native Americans.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Celebrated Native American painter Jaune Quick-to-see Smith draws connections between traditional art techniques and formal modernism. Born and raised on the Flathead Nation in Montana, she is an enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. She graduated from Puyallup High School and received an Associate of Arts degree at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington in 1960. She then studied at the University of Washington before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Framingham State College in Massachusetts in 1976. She received a Master of Arts degree in Art from the University of New Mexico in 1980. Quick-to-See Smith’s artworks are represented in many museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. She has received honorary degrees from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, University of New Mexico, and Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Painting - paint on fabric

Medium

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions

26 in x 20 in

ID Number

WSAC2003.046.000

Artist Location

Texas, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington
Gallagher Law Library

WA County

King

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

15 Ave. NE, between NE Pacific and NE 45th streets
Seattle, WA 98195

Geo. Coordinates

47.659460 | -122.310318

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