Rick Bartow (Wiyot), December 16, 1946 - April 2, 2016
Bartow was a Vietnam Veteran, a life-long musician and songwriter, a widower, an enrolled member of the Mad River Band of Wiyot Indians, and is considered one of the most important leaders in contemporary Native American art. His art was subject of over 100 solo exhibitions at museums and galleries, including the retrospective Things You Know But Cannot Explain, organized by the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at the University of Oregon, and accompanied with a fully illustrated monograph. Froelick Gallery has represented Rick since we opened in 1995 and continues to represent his estate.