Artwork copyright Conrad House. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Portland #2, 1988
(American | Navajo-Oneida, born 1956, died 2001)
Location: Hay Elementary School, Seattle
ABOUT THE ARTWORK
Composed on a black background, Portland #2 by late artist Conrad House. It depicts a richly colored and abstracted cityscape layered with plant, animal, human, and symbolic figures representative of the Pacific Northwest. House described his drawing process as playful, noting "I thoroughly enjoy creating. It allows me a lot of freedom to explore, experiment and grow."
This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Seattle School District.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Late artist Conrad House (1956-2001) of the Navajo-Oneida Nation created expressive artworks in multiple mediums, including ceramics, paintings, drawings, and glasswork. His artworks are in the collection of the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian, Portland Art Museum (0regon), and many more.
Conrad earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts desgree from the University of New Mexico in 1980. He pursued graduate studies at the University of Oregon. He also spent time at Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Northwestern Washington.
|Material Category||Work on paper - drawing|
|Medium||Pastel on black Arches cover paper|
|Dimensions||44 in x 30 in|
|Acquisition Method||Curated Selection|
|Artist Location||Arizona, United States|
|Agency||Seattle Public Schools|
|Artwork Location||Hay Elementary School|
|Site Type||Public School|
|Address||201 Garfield St.|
Seattle, WA 98109
|Geo. Coordinates||47.632942 | -122.352234|
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