Robert James Schoppert
(American | Tlingit, born 1947, died 1992)
Late artist Robert James "Jim" Schoppert drew inspiration and influence from his Tlingit heritage. He created artworks that articulate Native-Alaskan traditions and identities while pushing artistic boundaries into modernism and abstraction.
Schoppert attended Anchorage Community College, before receiving a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Printmaking from the University of Alaska in 1978 and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture from the University of Washington in Seattle in 1981.