Kay WalkingStick

An American Artist

Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist

edited by Kathleen Ash-Milby (Navajo) and David W. Penney

 WalkingStick: An American Artist is the first major retrospective of the artistic career of Kay WalkingStick (b. 1935), a citizen of the Cherokee Nation. Lavishly illustrated with more than 200 of her most notable paintings, drawings, small sculptures, notebooks, and the diptychs for which she is best known, the book includes essays by leading scholars, historians, and the artist herself, arranged chronologically to guide readers through WalkingStick’s life journey and rich artistic career. Kay WalkingStick: An American Artist traces a path of constant invention, innovation, and evolving artistic and personal growth through visually brilliant and evocative works of art.



  • ISBN: 978-1-58834-510-3 (hardcover)
  • 2015, published by NMAI
  • 208 pages, 165 color illustrations
  • 912 x 11 inches
  • Distributed by Smithsonian Books
  • $50