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Grüße zu unseren Freunden Von Schwarze Pinto Pferd Schöne Künste

los saludos a nuestros amigos De Bellas artes negras de Caballo de Judía Pinta

es salutations à nos amis De Les beaux-arts noirs de Cheval de Pinto

Autry Museum, Los Angeles

Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ
"Monte Yellow Bird Sr., better known in the art world as Black Pinto Horse, is devoted to a positive expression of the harmonic balance between humanity and nature.  Through his art & teaching, he offers us a multitude of gifts, & his optimism shines in his motto:

"We are on this earth for such a short time,
if you're going to shine, shine brightly".

Black Pinto Horse's Biography

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Upcoming Presentations, Shows & Exhibits
  • Bronze Unveiling
Knife River Indian Villages, Stanton ND
June 8, 2016
  • Eiteljorg Indian Art Market
Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis IN
Booth, Inside
June 25- 26, 2016
  • Art Fair Jackson Hole
Miller Park, Jackson WY
July 8 -10, 2016

Newest Works, click on image

Recent Articles
      Western Art Collector
        May 2015

"Art of the Horse", pg. 90-91
Native Peoples July-August 2014 - July-August 2014
August 2014

January 2014
January 2014

April 2012April 2012

Unveiling Ceremony, Knife River Indian Villages, Stanton ND, June 8th

Hans with wife Mercy

Commissioned Bronze sculpture of Hans Walker Sr. to be unveiled

On behalf of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation and the Board of Directors of the Hidatsa Heritage Center; you are cordially invited to attend the Naming and Dedication Ceremony in honor of our Benefactors, THE HANS WALKER SR. FAMILY on Wednesday, June 8th @ 2 PM CST, 420 N Ave. Stanton ND. BPH will unveil his sculpture and present the descriptive inspiration for this very special piece.  Refreshments and a traditional meal will follow the ceremony.

An honoring of love by a direct descendant, Han's grandson

A fire finish by Rocky Mountain Bronze

“Every project is special to me because I make it personal, putting my heart into it.  It was a great opportunity for me to honor a very great man that left a legacy for his people, an example for the world.”   -BPH

At the Foundry: BPH with Claryca Mandan, Executive Director of
Hidatsa Heritage Center

Holter Museum Benefit Auction, Helena MT, April 2016

Carol Anderson had the winning and HIGHEST bid of the evening.  She commented, "We've been wanting to collect a Monte Yellow Bird for years."  This year she will surprise her husband with "Iron Colt, Running With The Herd" for his birthday. 

BPH chose to donate a very detailed, large piece and was very pleased that it was the highest selling of the Live auction.  He shares, "I am honored to use my gifts to assist in the Museum's efforts to raise money to carry out future goals.  It's important to nurture those partnerships."

Left: Carol Anderson standing with Emily Yellow Bird of Black Pinto Horse Fine Arts

Spring Museum Benefit Auctions, 2016
"The Echoes of Sweet Love Notes"

Paris Gibson Square Museum
When: April 9, 2016
Where: Great Falls MT

Plains Art Museum
When: May 7, 2016
Where: Fargo ND


Indian Art Market, Heard Museum, Phoenix AZ, March 5-6, 2016
From the honoring of a marriage to the honoring of an individual passed into the spirit world, there is hope & healing in art.  BPH's ledger art is enriched by stories with powerful meaning & symbolism.  The lives impacted are ever growing.  He never knows who is going to make a connection, he just knows he has to create when the vision is placed on his soul & share it with the world.

Montana Winter Museum Benefit Auctions, 2016

Missoula Art Museum

When: February 6, 2016
Where: University of Montana Ballroom
Why: raise money for their mission

"Brother, I'm Right Behind You" was chosen for their live auction.  Make inquiries with MAM @ 406.728.0447


Yellowstone Art Museum

When: March 5, 2016
Where: Yellowstone Museum
Why: raise money for their mission

"Buffalo Hunter III" was chosen for their live auction.
Make inquiries with YAM @ 406.256.6804


Field Guide to the Greater Yellowstone, Featured Artist

The book celebrates the environment of the Yellowstone Park through expressions of art.

A natural history guide to the Yellowstone region told through the images and words of 50 of the region’s most well-known and distinguished storytellers.

BPH was invited to tell his story about the elk which he has done beautifully with his piece,
"Bugling the Song of Elk Medicine."

Click on the image for his interpretation.


Permanent Collection, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City MO

"The Hunt; a Rites of Passage when we were warriors "

"The ledger piece is amazing!  Thank you for taking the time to create this piece for the Nelson-Atkins Education Collection.  I can see so many learning opportunities and connections for students." 
- Braden Conrad-Hiebner, Education Officer

This piece is designed on the United States Department of the Interior, Office of Indian Affairs, Register of Bill & Revenue Receipts, cir. late 1800's.  

The traditional rendering of the 1800's ledger art styled warriors in the background symbolically connects to ancestral traditions.
The middle ground of young men on the hunt illustrates a more contemporary version of Ledger Art.  Finally a young man on the hunt at the Carlisle Industrial School in Carlisle PA. 

"Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay"
Traveling Exhibit

"The Journey to Remove Color From the People"
11.75" x 8", colored pencil and ink on United States Indian Industrial School, Carlisle PA, 189_, R.H. Pratt Capt., 10th Calvary Superintendent

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BPH was invited to participate in this closed call for 72 artists- an ambitious curatorial project organized by Emily Arthur, Marwin Begaye and John Hitchcock.

This unique exhibit will trace relocation and imprisonment of 72 Plains Indians captured at Salt Fork OK and brought by wagon, train and boat to Fort Marion in St. Augustine FL. 

This 3 year war exile(1875-1878) at the fort served as a model for the military methods of assimilation and lead to the founding of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School in Pennsylvania 1 year later. 

Exhibition Schedule:
* January 16- February 28, 2015
Crisp-Ellert Museum, Flagler College, St. Augustine
* April 22- June 10
A.D. Gallery, University of North Carolina, Pembrooke

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