Jaune Quick-To-See Smith (b. 1940) was born at the Indian Mission on the Flathead Reservation in Montana, amongst the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes, and earned a BA in Art Education at Framingham State College in Massachusetts and an MA in Art from the University of New Mexico. Concerned not only with preserving the heritage of all Native Americans, her works also engage contemporary issues that blend traditional Indian symbols with the imagery of 20th century artists, including Miro and Klee, as well as materials from everyday life. Smith’s paintings, prints, and other media have garnered her numerous accolades, such as the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters Grant and later the Fellowship, and the Women’s Caucus for the Arts Lifetime Achievement Award, as well as honorary doctorates from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, the Massachusetts College of Art, and the University of New Mexico. Her works have been inducted into many prestigious collections, like the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and The Museum of Modern Art in New York City, and they have been exhibited internationally. She lives near Albuquerque, New Mexico.