Virginia Stroud Art Prints



Prints by Virginia Stroud

Virginia Stroud

"I paint for my people. Art is a way for our culture to survive...perhaps the only way. More than anything, I want to become an orator, to share with others the oldest of Indian traditions. I want people to look back at my work just like today we're looking back at the ledger drawings and seeing how it was then. I'm working one hundred years in front of those people and saying 'this is how we still do it...we still have our traditions.'"

Ledger art is traditionally a male American Indian pictographic art form, and historically has been characterized as such by researchers. Chronologically its stylistic development belongs to the the Proto-Modern era of the Native American Fine Arts Movement and was a major influence, through trade routes and the patronage of white art collectors, on Modern Indian Art as its elements diffused to the schools of New Mexico, Oklahoma, and the Northwest Coast. Its more explicit expression, however, yielded to the styles that developed in these schools and culminated in the early 1960's during a period of the Movement referred to as the First Generation Modernists. Only recently have the researchers of Ledger art recognized Virginia Stroud as the Native American Woman artist who, as a Second Generation Modernist and a member of the so-called "New Indian Art Movement", revitalized a traditionally male form of art expression with her pictographic images in the late 1960's to the early 1980's.

Stroud has experienced a transitional phase in her stylistic development which progressed from the traditional earthy pictorial images of the early eighties to a more brilliant color schema that focuses on the roles of women and children in Native American culture, centering on the preservation of a lifestyle across generations. This transitional phase strongly coincides with the chronological division of the Second Generation Modernists stage of the Native American Fine Arts Movement, and the Post-modern or Contemporary stage. However one wishes to define this Post-modern stage, Stroud's contemporary work displays a bold sense of color, combining the elements of the prior generations of Modernists, retaining its traditional style.

Virginia Stroud has established herself as a leading contemporary Native American woman artist and has compiled an impressive record in the process, being the recipient of many awards. Full Biography

Montana Spring

Montana Spring, Virginia Stroud

Hand pulled original stone lithograph. Image size 29.75" x 20.75"
Ltd. Ed. 100
Arches paper, never framed, mint condition, signed and numbered by the artist
$300.00
Peaceful Interlude

Peaceful Interlude

Peaceful Interlude, Virginia Stroud

Ltd. Ed. 1000
30 x 18 image on a 34 x 22 sheet
$175.00
Peaceful Interlude

Autumn Secrets

Autumn Secrets, Virginia Stroud

Ltd. Ed. 650
11.75 x 20 image on a 14 x 22.5 sheet
$45.00
Autumn Secrets

River Walk

River Walk

Ltd. Ed. 650
24.75 x 18.5 image on a 27 x 20 sheet
$50.00
River Walk

High Point

High Point

Ltd. Ed. 1500
30 x 20; image on a 35 x 25 sheet
$60.00
High Point

Pleasures of the Heart

Pleasures of the Heart

Ltd. Ed. Diptych: 1000
Each image 14.5 x 30 on a 18.5 x 34 sheet
$75.00 for the two print set
Pleasures of the Heart

Water's Edge

Water's Edge

Ltd. Ed. 1000
17 x 25.5 image on a 21 x 29.5 sheet
$45.00
Water's Edge

Chilies-Southwest Delight

Chilies-Southwest Delight

Ltd. Ed. 1000
20 x 23image on a 24 x 27 sheet
$35.00
Chilies

Song Continues

Song Continues

Ltd. Ed. 1000
11 x 14.5 image on a 13 x 16.5; sheet
$24.00
Song Continues

Before Battle

Before Battle

Ltd. Ed. 850
30 x 14.5 image on a 36 x 21 sheet
$75.00
Before Battle

Afternoon Ride

Afternoon Ride

Ltd. Ed. 1000
16 x 19.75 image
$50.00
Afternoon Ride

Quiet Moments

Quiet Moments

Ltd. Ed. 1000
16 x 20 image on a 20 x 24 sheet
$30.00
Quiet Moments

Navajo Three

Navajo Three

Ltd. Ed. 1000
18 x 24 image on a 22 x 28 sheet
$45.00
Navajo Three