Cover Art Description:
Elizabeth Davey Lochrie (1890-1981), known to the Blackfeet as Netchitaki, which translates as Lone Woman, was the first Montana-born artist to receive national acclaim for her artwork. Her abiding interest in Montanaís native peoples and landscapes is reflected in the many portraits she drew while touring the state and visiting with the Blackfeet, Crow, and other tribes. She continued to paint and give talks about her work while raising three children, a reflection of a driving passion that, after she had become a grandmother, earned her the distinction of being voted "Mother of the Year" by the Montana Womenís Press Club in 1960. Lochrieís Grandmaís Boy (1962, oil on canvas, 30" x 23", from a private collection) reflects this commitment to both family and art. The painting is derived from a photograph of Maude Jack, a Bannock medicine woman, and her grandson, Tondoy Blue.
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