Richard Red Owl


Seven Fires Art is very honored to present online a portion of Rich Red Owl's current portfolio.

Please Note: The first four originals shown (Mni, Kettle Dancer, Sundancer, and  Grass Dancer) are in Seven Fires inventory, ready to ship. Please contact Seven Fires Art to confirm availability before ordering other original paintings by Rich Red Owl.

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 and handmade paper.

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.

Mr Red Owl is featured in a two-man show along with Roger Broer at the Brinton Museum, Big Horn, Wyoming September-October 2022.

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.

We are very pleased to present this important video in our 2022 video series: Oglala Lakota artist and elder Richard Red Owl discusses his life and work at his home and studio. With sincere thanks to Dina Fesler for volunteering to create these visual records of our member artists.