Kenneth Riley

Realist painter and figurative illustrator Kenneth Riley developed a body of work that focused on the American West. He opted for arbitrary hues over a conservative palette and embarked on color studies before creating his large easel paintings. Riley sought to express the beauty of Indigenous peoples without stereotyping or objectifying them, “bestowing a more human face that gives viewers a deeper appreciation for North American history, not treating aboriginal culture exotically as separate from our own experience.”

Source: Western Art & Architecture