Born in 1940 on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, Red Owl is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. Self-taught and influenced by Oscar Howe, Hobart Keith, and others, Red Owl has developed a variety of distinct styles ranging from his fabulous contemporary cubist work to realism, documentation, and the abstract, working primarily with acrylic on canvas.
Red Owl has shown his work in several states, including participation in the Northern Plains Indian Art Market for thirty years and annual participation in the Red Cloud Art Show in Pine Ridge, collecting numerous awards and accolades along the way.
In the late 1960s, he helped found the Oglala Sioux Artists Association and later the Dreamcatchers Society. Richard lives with his family near Kyle, South Dakota.
Seven Fires is very honored to present Rich Red Owl's entire current portfolio online.