James Lavadour

(American | Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla, born 1951)

Native American painter and printmaker James Lavadour creates expressive landscapes that are deeply influenced by the natural environment and geology of Northeast Oregon. He grew up in the foothills of the Blue Mountains on the Umatilla Reservation near Pendleton, Oregon, and he is a member of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla.

In 1992, Lavadour co-founded Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts, a non-profit organization and printmaking studio located on the Umatilla Reservation, near Pendleton, Oregon. The institute provides artist residencies and Indigenous arts workshops. Crow’s Shadow is the only professional fine art print publisher located on a Native American reservation in the United States.

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