Rick Bartow (born 1946 in Newport, Oregon) is a Native American artist of Wiyot and Yurok (Native American groups indigenous to Humboldt County, California) heritage. He works in sculpture, print, etching, monotype, ceramics, mixed media, and painting.
He believes everyone is given a gift and his is making marks on paper.
“That’s what the creator gave me to do,” Bartow said during a lecture at the Missoula Art Museum. “And I don’t pretend to understand it.”
In the studio: Rick Bartow carves a spot on the National Mall
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