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Artwork copyright Rick Bartow. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Documents

Resting Hawk Watching, 1992

Rick Bartow
(American | Wiyot, born 1946, died 2016)

Location: Northwest Regional Archives, Bellingham

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

Rick Bartow is known for his self-portraiture and powerful depictions of animals. In this artwork, Bartow illuminates a hawk, erect and taking in the last rays of sunlight before nightfall.

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

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Widely celebrated for his stirring and expressive artworks, late Native American artist Rick Bartow combined contemporary artistic methods with techniques traditional to his Wiyot heritage to portray transformative and spiritual figures.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Work on paper - drawing

Medium

Pastel on paper

Dimensions

22 1/2 in x 19 1/2 in

ID Number

WSAC1993.111.000

Acquisition Method

Direct purchase

Artist Location

Oregon, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

Office of the Secretary of State

Artwork Location

Northwest Regional Archives
Western Washington University, Office on South side of building

WA County

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Setting

Interior

Site Type

State Agency

Address

Goltz-Murray Archives Building, WWU MS-9123
Bellingham, WA 98225-9123

Geo. Coordinates

48.726075 | -122.485749

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