Kay WalkingStick (born March 2, 1935) is an American landscape artist. She was born in Syracuse, New York, the daughter of S. Ralph WalkingStick and Emma McKaig WalkingStick. Emma was of Scottish-Irish heritage, and Kay's father, Ralph, was a member of the Cherokee Nation who wrote and spoke the Cherokee language. WalkingStick received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in 1959 from Beaver College, Glenside, Pennsylvania. In 1969 she received the Danforth Foundation Graduate Fellowship for Women, and attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York. She received her Master of Fine Arts in 1975. She was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Arcadia University in 2011.Her works are in the collections of many universities and museums, like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Israel Museum, the National Museum of Canada and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Awards include a National Endowment grant, a Joan Mitchell Foundation award, and a Lee Krasner award for lifetime achievements from the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. She is an author and was a professor in the art department at Cornell University where she taught painting and drawing. The National Museum of American Indian presents a retrospective "Kay WalkingStick, An American Artist", from November 2015 through August 2016.
acrylic, ink, and wax on canvas
20 x 15 inches each
(27 panels of a 36-panel series)