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Evans Flammond Sr.

Flammond, Sr., Evans

Tribal Affiliation: Sicangu Lakota

Born: Rosebud, SD

Known for: Ledger art, hide paintings, ceremonial and reproduction pieces.

Evans Flammond, Sr., an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe, is a skilled artist and craftsman. Born in Rosebud, South Dakota, and raised on the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Reservations, he lives in Oglala, SD, with his family.

Inspired by the Northern Plains Indian arts, Evans began producing imaginative drawings at the age of seven. As his talent and creativity grew and matured, Maynard Barker, a Santee Dakota mural painter, and Evans’ uncle, encouraged Evans to turn his drawings into paintings. Influenced by nature and a love of the outdoors, he hones his techniques and ideas evolve with each new artwork.

He is a self-taught artist who is driven by his vow to keep the Native culture alive. His pieces echo the history of his ancestors and explode with his bold style and technique. Working in various media, including ledger art, metalwork, and hide painting, Evans seeks to portray Lakota art as adaptable and innovative as he draws from designs of the past. While portraying traditional themes, he adds a modern twist with vibrant colors and detailed designs.

His artwork has been exhibited in both galleries and art shows, including All My Relations Art Gallery, Minneapolis, MN, Prairie Edge Trading Co & Galleries, Rapid City, SD, Red Cloud Art Show, Pine Ridge, SD, and A Gathering of People Wind and Water, Rapid City, SD.

Evan’s artwork is in the permanent collections of The Red Cloud Heritage Center, Pine Ridge, SD, the Aktá Lakota Museum at St. Joseph’s Indian School, Chamberlain, SD, the Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN, and the South Dakota State Capitol Collection, Pierre, SD, as well as numerous international private collections.