Artist Spotlight: JD Challenger

Artist Spotlight: JD Challenger
A vast majority of JD Challenger’s work centers on Native peoples from Oklahoma.

We feature many American artists here at TAB Associates, and one of our favorites is JD Challenger.

JD Challenger goes beyond most western artists by painting Native Americans and Native motifs, not just from his perspective, but from the history and stories of the many indigenous cultures. Not only is his work beautiful, it is done with respect and empathy.

Raised in Oklahoma, JD was close to his ‘step-father,’ a full-blood Choctaw, who helped shape his views on respect for Native culture, as well as influence much of his later work. From there, JD began to tell the stories and histories of many different tribes, bands, and nations. His heart and soul is put into every colorful brush stroke and vivid piece.

If you would like to purchase a commissioned piece, please take a moment to view his works and then contact him at 888-751-4677.

At TAB Associates, we believe that American artists add to the beauty of homes, just like a good architectural design does. JD Challenger is one artist who puts a great deal of emotion and feeling into his work, telling stories from the rich history of the indigenous American peoples.

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  1. As an adult, Challenger first painted landscapes. But while he earned a modest living and won awards, he didn’t feel artistically fulfilled. His purpose?—?and aesthetic direction?—?became clear when he witnessed the filming of a western and saw the cast reenact a Ghost Dance ceremony. “When I saw the regalia?—?the whole thing around it?—?I knew right then, That’s it; this is what I’m supposed to do,” Challenger says. “I needed to paint Native culture.”

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