Native American artist, Evans Flammond, Sr., was introduced to Northern Plains Indian art at age seven. As his creativity and talent were being revealed in imaginative drawings, Evans’ uncle, a Santee Sioux mural painter himself, encouraged this emerging artist to turn his drawings into paintings.
His love for art, and all it has to offer, has grown and advanced with him throughout the years, bringing Flammond’s artistic style and recreation to where it is today. This Lakota Sioux artist has risen to painting on canvas and hides, sculpting and painting traditional and contemporary styles of American Indian weaponry and dance sticks, as well as skillful beading in Northern Plains Indian style. Each piece is created with thoughtful patience, authenticity and pride, integrating ancestral legend, symbolism and history for all to enjoy.
Evans Flammond, Sr. is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux/Lakota Reservation of South Dakota and actively preserves his native culture and heritage in his exceptional artwork. Ledger Art is a term for Plains Indian narrative drawing or painting on paper, primarily from the mid-19th century to the 1930s, but also continuing into the present. The term comes from the accounting ledger books that were a common source for paper for Plains Indians during the late 19th century. Ledger art evolved from hide painting. When buffalo and other hide became scarce after eradication programs encouraged by the US Federal government, Plains artists began painting and drawing on paper. An increasing supply of ledger books and other paper came from traders, government agents, missionaries, and military officers. With these came pencils, ink fountain pens, crayons, and watercolor paints. These new tools allowed for greater detail and experimentation than the earlier tools, such as bone or wood styli dipped in mineral pigments, had. The compact ledger books and pencils were highly portable, making them ideal for nomadic lifestyles.