Born January 3, 1948, in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, Mr. Montileaux is an enrolled member of the Oglala Lakota Tribe. After retiring from his professional career in 2000, he began to aggressively pursue his artistic dream, successfully competing in major art shows throughout the United States and collecting numerous awards for his artwork.
Most artists will, at some time in their development, make specific choices as to the style and subject matter which will come to identify them and their work. Don never had to make those choices. His style and subject matter chose him instead. He paints Indians in an uncomplicated, straightforward style. His art is an extension of his life. He has always sought out the company of other artists and Native people, to listen to the history and stories and absorb it all like parched ground on a rainy day. He listened and learned about those who had traveled before him and the Lakota ancestors that lived the free life of the Plains Indian.
Please visit Don Montileaux Website at: http://www.donaldfmontileaux.com/