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Gary Schildt

Local Artist
Gary Schildt

The Blackfeet Heritage Center & Art Gallery presents
Gary Schildt, Native American Artist

Gary Schildt, Blackfeet Heritage Center & Art Gallery Artist of the Month for July 2007.

A member of the Blackfeet Tribe, Mr. Schildt was educated at City College of San Francisco and the San Francisco Academy of Fine Art. His work is in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution and has been shown at the Museum of Native American Cultures and the National Indian Art Show. He has solo exhibits at the Montana Historical Society. His work is on permanent display, the C.M. Russell Gallery, and in numerous galleries nationwide.

From 1995 to 1997, Gary worked on the Blackfeet Sundance Series consisting of 42 large paintings chronicling the Medicine Lodge Ceremony, or Okan of the Blackfeet Tribe. The exhibit traveled to museums across Montana throughout 1998. The paintings will remain as a permanent collection in the the new wing at the C.M. Russell Museum beginning in March 2001.

Educated at the San Francisco Academy of Fine Arts, Schildt has been the recipient of many awards and honors. Born in Helena and raised on the Blackfeet Indian Revervation, he is adept at both painting and sculpture. Schildt has been in the C.M. Russell Auction as either an artist or exhibitor since its inception. He has works in the collection of the C.M. Russell Museum.

Mr. Schildt can be reached through the
Blackfeet Heritage Center & Art Gallery