BSBAF's Elizabeth Lochrie Exhibit
Exhibit duration October 1st
Elizabeth Lochrie "The Daughter of Montana", Elizabeth (Tangye) Davey Lochrie(1890-1981), better known to the subjects of her paintings as "Netchitaki" ("Woman Alone in her Way"). Elizabeth Lochrie, "Daughter of Montana" and her given Native American name, Netchitaki, adopted member of the Blackfoot Nation.
The Daughter of Montana is today widely recognized as one of the state's leading, twentieth century woman artists. Born and raised in Deer Lodge, Montana, Elizabeth completed an art degree at Pratt Institute in 1911. She then returned to Montana where she settled in Butte to raise a family of three and pursue a lifelong career as an artist.
Best known for her portraits of local Native Americans, Elizabeth's work also includes rural and urban Montana landscape paintings, drawings and murals in a variety of media. Over the course of a half century, Elizabeth's work has been widely exhibited among New York galleries as well as galleries and public places in Montana.
Netchitaki is remembered by her more immediate family as artist and honorary member of the Blackfoot Nation. Elizabeth not only painted the Blackfoot people and their vanishing way of life, but like other artists and intellectuals of her time, she studied and immersed herself in their culture. She could converse in several Native American dialects and in 1932, the Blackfoot Nation adopted her, giving her the name, "Netchitaki" which means "Woman Alone in Her Way".
The Butte Silver Bow Arts Foundation (BSBAF) is a non-profit organization that was formed in 1977 under IRS Code 501(c) 3 status to promote the arts, culture, and heritage.