Portland #2, 1988

Conrad House
(American | Navajo-Oneida, born 1956, died 2001)

Location: Hay Elementary School, Seattle


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.


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 CategoryWork on paper - drawing
MediumPastel on black Arches cover paper
Dimensions44 in x 30 in
ID NumberWSAC1991.204.000
Acquisition MethodCurated Selection
Artist LocationArizona, United States
Location Information
AgencySeattle Public Schools
Artwork LocationHay Elementary School
Staff lounge
WA CountyKing
Site TypePublic School
Address201 Garfield St.
Seattle, WA 98109
Geo. Coordinates47.632942 | -122.352234
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