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Heap of Birds, Edgar

in Benezit Dictionary of Artists

ISBN: 9780199773787
Published online July 2014 | e-ISBN: 9780199899913 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/benz/9780199773787.article.B2260495
Heap of Birds, Edgar

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Native American (Cheyenne and Arapaho), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 22 November, 1954, in Wichita (Kansas).

Painter, draughtsman, sculptor, printmaker, installation artist, conceptual artist, educator.

Edgar Heap of Birds is one of the most distinguished North American indigenous artists of his generation. His works reveal a distinctly critical and historical awareness of the ways that American Indian peoples, their histories and their viewpoints have been ignored and written over under colonialism. He has received numerous honours, presenting his work in competition for the United States Pavilion at the 52nd Venice Biennale (...

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Subjects: Painting ; Art Education ; History of Art ; Installation Art, Mixed-Media, Assemblage, and Collage ; Performance Art and Dance ; Prints and Printmaking ; Sculpture and Carving ; Contemporary Art ; 20th-Century Art ; Native American Art ; Art of the United States

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