Eagle Man, 1986 by Glen LaFontaine, Chippewa and Cree Nation
Eagle Man, 1986 by Glen LaFontaine, Chippewa and Cree Nation clay, pigment 11” high x 8” wide x 9” deep
Glen La Fontaine was born in Seattle and studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts (1968-1970) as well as the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence (1970-1973). In 1976 he was given a solo exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of Western Art in Fort Worth.Glen works in stone, wood, steel, plaster and clay.
In 1978. La Fontaine created an 8' x 10' ceramic wall sculpture titled "The Red Race" consisting of more than 90 hand-painted and hand-carved tiles. This ceramic mural depicts a vivid image of life for the Native people on the Plains.
During the middle 1980's through the first half of the 1990's the artist took a hiatus from the art world. He currently is exhibiting his latest work, while residing in Portland, Oregon.