I have often said that one of the best things about spending the time that I have in the museum and Western American Art worlds has been the many friendships that I have been privileged to have with some rather remarkable people. One of those remarkable people passed away this week and we are all going to miss him. Ken Riley epitomized the word “gentleman.” True, he was a uniquely talented and highly gifted artist who produced works of stunning quality over a long and illustrious career, but as much as I respect his artistic abilities, I will remember him most for his generosity, his good humor, his keen intellect, and his magnanimous spirit.
|Split Horn Bonnett|
|The Red Flute|
|Legends of the Mandan|
|In the Lodge of Four Bears|
Preface to The Power of A Poetic Spirit by Susan Hallsten McGarry published by the