Untitled (Triptych), 1984

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

Location: Cusick School, Cusick


Native American artist James Lavadour created this three-panel (triptych) painting. Featuring intricately detailed hills and storming skies, it is part of the artist's body of expressive landscape paintings. These works are often inspired by the natural environment of northeastern Oregon and the Pacific Northwest.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with Cusick School District.


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.

Material CategoryPainting - paint on rigid surface / mixed media
MediumOil paint on panel
DimensionsThree panels 4 ft x 4 ft
ID NumberWSAC1983.007.00A-C
Acquisition MethodSite responsive commission
Artist LocationOregon, United States
Location Information
AgencyCusick School District
Artwork LocationCusick School
WA CountyPend Oreille
Site TypePublic School
Address305 Monumental Way
Cusick, WA 99119
Geo. Coordinates48.337439 | -117.298966
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