Dawn Dark Mountain

2015
Dawn Dark MountainEric and Barbara Dobkin Artist

Dawn Dark Mountain’s heritage is an integral part of her artwork. She uses controlled, intricate watercolors to create visual narratives of her Iroquois background. As a member of the Turtle Clan of the Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, one of the Six Nations of the Iroquois, she uses her watercolors and woodcuts to connect traditional and present day Woodland Indian ideas, philosophies, and stories. Dawn Dark Mountain has been a professional artist since 1989, after completing her BFA from the University of Arizona and working as an art teacher for several years. She participated in the opening of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian in 2004 as an exhibitor at the Indian Market, served as an artist-in-residence at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western art in 2010 and 2012, and has received numerous awards for her works.



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