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Name Smith, Jaune Quick-to-See
Dates & places of birth and death b. January 15, 1940, St. Ignatius Indian Mission on the Flathead Indian Reservation (Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes) in Northwestern Montana.
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation Salish-Kootenai, M├ętis-Cree, Shoshone-Bannock.
Occupation Artist, Educator, Activist
Notes More information about Smith and links to her work in the MAM Collection can be found on MAM's website at and at
Publications Smith's work appears in a number of publications, including:
Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: She Paints the Horse, published by the Nicolaysen Art Museum; The Pink Glass Swan, Partial Recall, and Mixed Blessings, all by Lucy Lippard; Native American Art by David Penney and George Longfish; I Stand in the Center of the Good by Lawrence Abbott; Mapping the Terrain: New Genre Public Art by Suzanne Lacy; The Native Americans by Ted Turner Publications.
Relationships Husband: Andy Ambrose, also an artist
Children include son Neal Ambrose-Smith, an artist in MAM Collection
Places of residence Corrales, New Mexico
Role Artist
Titles & Honors 1996: Joan Mitchell Foundation Award for Painting
1997: Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Visual Arts, Women's Caucus for Art
1998: Honorary Doctorate, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Founder: Coup Marks Artist Cooperative on the Flathead Indian Reservation, Montana
Founder: The Gray Canyon Artists Cooperative, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Date unknown: Honorary Professor, Beaumont Chair, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri
Date unknown: Admitted to the New Mexico Women's Hall of Fame
2007: Included in the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center Feminist Art Base
Education 1976: A.A. Degree, Olympic College, Bremerton, Washington
1976: B.A. Art Education, Framingham State College, Framingham, Massachusetts
1980: M.A. Art, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, New Mexico
1998: Honorary Doctorate, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Date unknown: Honorary Doctorate, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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