Steve Wheeler1912-1992

Montclair Art Museum
Montclair, NJ

$15,000 toward Steve Wheeler and the Indian Space Painters, an exhibition and catalogue, organized by curator Gail Stavitsky, and associated painting conservation costs. Although known for his reclusive personality, Wheeler was a leading figure in New York associated with the Indian Space artists of the late 1940s, who were inspired by both modernism and the indigenous art of the Americas. Wheeler’s complex paintings combined Native American art forms with aspects of Cubism and Surrealism.