Earl Biss

An enrolled member of the Crow Nation, the Apsáalooke, Earl Biss found inspiration for his work in tribal legends and the landscapes of the American Southwest. His paintings, executed in a high-keyed palette and loose brushwork, often featured horsemen from the Indigenous peoples of the Great Plains among the Rocky Mountains and other sweeping settings. Biss saw himself as a conduit for spiritual energy, honing a quick, improvisatory method to free his mind of preconceived notions and ideas. His dynamic, rhythmic compositions challenged conventional depictions of Native Americans as static remnants of the past.

Source: Aspen Times