Modern by Tradition by Bruce Bernstein
American Indian Painting in the Studio Style

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Kansas-born educator Dorothy Dunn established America's first Indian art school, thus ushering in the flat-art style by which Native American painters have been celebrated as the first modernists. Reproduced here are over ninety paintings by such prominent artists and former students as Pablita Velarde, Joe H Herrera, Allan Houser and Pop Chalee.
 

About Bruce Bernstein

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Bruce Bernstein is assistant directorfor cultural resources at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution. Rushing is a professor of art history at the University of Houston.
 
Published June 1, 1995 by Museum Of Nm+press. 85 pages
Genres: Arts & Photography. Non-fiction

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This jewel-like showcase of Native American paintings features works by students of Dorothy Dunn, Kansas-born schoolteacher and curator, who, though an outsider, absorbed Navajo and Pueblo ways and established the country's first Indian art school.

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