Young Man, Alfred 1948-

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YOUNG MAN, Alfred 1948-

PERSONAL: Also known as Eagle Chief; born April 12, 1948, in Browning, MT. Education: Institute of American Indian Arts, postgraduate diploma, 1968; Slade School of Fine Arts, B.F.A., 1972; University of Montana, M.A., 1973; Northern Montana College, teacher's certificate, 1974-75; attended Flathead Valley Community College, 1977-85; Rutgers University, doctoral study, 1989.

ADDRESSES: Offıce—Department of Native American Studies, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada.

CAREER: Teacher, author, painter, and curator. Elementary school art teacher, 1973-74, and teacher of remedial reading and art, 1975; Flathead Valley Community College, media specialist and instructor in educational television, 1976-77; University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada, assistant professor, 1977-92, associate professor of Native American studies, 1992—, member of faculty exchange program with University of Leeds, 1985, and Hokkai Gakuen University, 1992. Exhibitions: Solo shows at Long Gallery, University of London, and Museum of the Plains Indian, University of Montana; participant in group shows, including exhibitions at Wallace Gallery, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Yakima Cultural Center, Gallery of the American Indian Community House, New York, NY, University of California—Davis, Amon Carter Museum, Fort Worth, TX, and traveling exhibitions in South America and Switzerland; work represented in collections, including those of the Canadian Department of Indian and Northern Development, Indian Association of Alberta, Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, and Universidae Collection of Native Art.


(Editor) Networking: National Native Indian Artists Symposium IV, [Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada], 1988.

(Editor) A Dominican Experience: Three Aboriginal Artists of Canada in the Dominican Republic, Om niiak Native Arts Group (Ottawa, Ontario, Canada), 1989.

(With Bryce Kanbara and Ingo Jessel) Visions of Power (exhibition catalog), York Quay Gallery/Leo Kamen Gallery (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1991.

(With others) Indigena: Contemporary Native Perspectives, [Ottawa, Ontario, Canada], 1992.

North American Indian Art: It's a Question of Integrity, Kamloops Art Gallery (Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada), 1998.

Contributor to books, including New Territories 350/500 Years After, abridged edition, Vision Planetaire (Montreal, Quebec, Canada), 1992; and Canadian Music: Issues of Hegemony and Identity, edited by Beverly Diamond and Robert Witmer, Canadian Scholars' Press (Toronto, Ontario, Canada), 1994. Contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including Fuse, Parallelogramme, Remote Control, Talking Stick: First Nations Arts, Studies in Critical Practices, American Indian Culture and Research Journal, American Indian Quarterly, and Prairie Forum: Journal of the Canadian Research Center.



St. James Guide to Native North American Artists, St. James Press (Detroit, MI), 1998, pp. 639-642.


Albuquerque Journal, November 4, 1990, "Indian Artists Shrug off Stereotypes to Express Defiant Spirits."

American Indian Art, spring, 1995, John Anson Warner, "New Visions in Canadian Plains Painting."

American Indian Quarterly, summer, 1994, Larry Abbott, "Contemporary Native Art: A Bibliography."

Christian Science Monitor, June 30, 1981, Mary S. Cowen, "An Art of Seeking and Finding," p. 20.

Journal of Inquiry and Research, January, 1994, John Anson Warner, "Ideology and Native American Nationalism: A Case Study."

Lethbridge Herald, October 27, 1984 and October 29, 1984, "Face to Face: The Herald's Joanne Helmer Chats with Alfred Young Man on Nicaragua."


The Primal Mind (documentary film), broadcast by Public Broadcasting Service, 1986.*

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