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Richard E. Nephew

(b. 1957)

Self-taught sculptor Richard Nephew wrote: “My work reflects my existence as a contemporary Seneca-Iroquois artist living within a contemporary American society.  It deals with a broad spectrum of concerns that are both traditional and modern.”  Courageously he addresses alcoholism, a serious problem on many reservations, believing that his art sometimes is “introspectively Seneca” while other works “concern all people, and our relationship to the natural and supernatural world.” (NW)