Earl Biss, the in house artist for the white house for 8 years is generally known as being the leader of the Santa Fe art movement that happened
in the Late 60's early 70's changing the face of American Art Forever! Biss being the top Native American artist for over 40 years has gone
so much further then just Native American art. Biss when inducted to the Smithsonian was noted as being a major impact impressionism in the late century.
Biss Born in Renton Washington was quickly moved to his mothers native reservation in Crow Agency MT.
Biss being victim to alcohol abuse both by his mother and father spent many of his summers with his grandmother in Crow Agency MT.
She had seen the Medicine man qualities in Biss and being of the chiefs bloodlines he was dubbed "Spotted Horse" the man who makes life out of nothing....
Biss led the Santa Fe art movement and studied a fine classical education at the San Francisco art institute where he had also been asked to teach prior to his graduation.
He left the institute and spent many years abroad in Europe studying the European Masters and developing a technique he created called suggestive impressionism.
In any given Biss you may find as many as 8-12 masters techniques.
Biss being obsessed with the quality of his paint went to the ends of the Earth to discover the most treasured of masters oil teniques that would
enventually lead to his title as "Master Oil Painter".