A Finding Aid to the Fritz Scholder Papers, 1960-1994, in the Archives of American Art

Summary
Collection ID:
AAA.schofrit
Creators:
Scholder, Fritz, 1937-2005
Dates:
1960-1994
Languages:
English
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Physical Description:
0.01 Linear feet
(22 items)
Repository:
The papers of painter and sculptor Fritz Scholder measure 0.01 linear feet and consists of 22 items that date from 1960 to 1994. The collection includes twenty letters received by Scholder concerning various topics about his art work and professional career and two exhibition announcements. Correspondents include Rene d'Harnoncourt (MOCA), Raymond Burr, Jon Voight, Paolo Soleri, Georgia O'Keeffe, Alexander Hogue, Jane Alexander (NEA), and others.

Scope and Contents
Scope and Contents
The papers of painter and sculptor Fritz Scholder measure 0.01 linear feet and consists of 22 items that date from 1960 to 1994. The collection includes twenty letters received by Scholder concerning various topics about his art work and professional career and two exhibition announcements. Correspondents include Rene d'Harnoncourt (MOCA), Raymond Burr, Jon Voight, Paolo Soleri, Georgia O' Keeffe, Alexander Hogue, Jane Alexander (NEA), and others.

Arrangement
Arrangement
Due to the small size of this collection, the papers are arranged as one series.
  • Series 1: Fritz Scholder papers, 196-1994 (Folder 1; 22 items)

Biographical / Historical
Biographical / Historical
Fritz Scholder (1937-2005) was a painter and sculptor who was primarily based in Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona. Much of his artwork is associated with the Southwest and is perhaps best known for his paintings of Western and Native American themes. Scholder was born in Breckenridge, Minnesota, and grew up near a reservation where his father was an Indian Affairs official. He identified as French, German, and Native American and was a registered member of the LuiseƱo tribe. Scholder has degrees in art from Sacramento State University (BA) and the University of Arizona (MFA). At Sacramento State, he studied with painter Wayne Thiebaud. Scholder taught at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe from 1964 to 1969. In 1996, he received the Visionary Award from the Institute of American Indian Arts, an organization that again honored him in summer 2001.
Scholder is an honoree and board member of the American Academy of Achievement. His works are in many major museum collections, including New York's MoMA, SAAM, Biblioteque Nationale (Paris), Walker Art Center, and Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Administration
Author
Rihoko Ueno
Immediate Source of Acquisition
The papers were donated to the Archives of American Art by Fritz Scholder in 2001.
Processing Information
The collection was processed and a finding aid prepared by Rihoko Ueno in 2020.

Using the Collection
Conditions Governing Access
This collection is open for research. Access to original papers requires an appointment and is limited to the Archives' Washington, D.C. Research Center.
Conditions Governing Use
The Archives of American Art makes its archival collections available for non-commercial, educational and personal use unless restricted by copyright and/or donor restrictions, including but not limited to access and publication restrictions. AAA makes no representations concerning rights and restrictions and it is the user's responsibility to determine whether rights or restrictions exist and to obtain any necessary permission to access, use, reproduce and publish the collections. Please refer to the Smithsonian's Terms of Use for additional information.
Preferred Citation
Fritz Scholder papers, 1960-1994. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.

Keywords
Keywords table of terms and types.
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Painters -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- New Mexico -- Santa Fe Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Painters -- Arizona -- Scottsdale Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
Sculptors -- Arizona -- Scottsdale Occupation Search Smithsonian Collections Search ArchiveGrid
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