“Dietha” by renowned Sioux artist and sculptor Earl Eder. The 18” alabaster sculpture was created in 1983.
Earl Eder was a major part of the contemporary art movement in Santa Fe in the 1960’s. He was a member of the first class of the Institute of American Indian Arts and later attended the San Francisco Art Institute.
About the artist
Earl Eder, born 1944 in Poplar Montana, is a recognized Yanktonai Sioux painter and sculptor. He is a graduate of the first class of the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After studying at the IAIA, Eder continued his work at the San Francisco Art Institute.
He was a key figure in the contemporary Indian art movement in Santa Fe during the 1960s.
His works are included in the collections of the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, DC, the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ and the IAIA Museum in Santa Fe, NM.
Earl says, “After many art changes since childhood, I am still changing. Being more aware of my tradition and ethnic background, I use ideas and designs to incorporate my own experiences through painting…When I paint, I become a spirit. You have to give every painting living magic so that it affects people when they read into it.”