Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

(American | Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation, born 1940)

Celebrated Native American painter Jaune Quick-to-see Smith draws connections between traditional art techniques and formal modernism.

Born and raised on the Flathead Nation in Montana, she is an enrolled Salish member of the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes. She graduated from Puyallup High School and received an Associate of Arts degree at Olympic College in Bremerton, Washington in 1960. She studied at the University of Washington before receiving a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art Education from Framingham State College in Massachusetts in 1976. She received a Master of Arts degree in Art from the University of New Mexico in 1980. Quick-to-See Smith’s artworks are represented in many museum collections, including the Smithsonian American Art Museum in Washington D.C. and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York City. She has received honorary degrees from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Pennsylvania Academy of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art, University of New Mexico, and Salish Kootenai College in Pablo, Montana.