Meadowlark Gallery: The Artist Biographies

Paul Dyck
Paul Dyck is a painter of American Indians in Fourteenth Century Florentine technique in egg tempera and oil glazes. Paul was born in Chicago in 1917 and has lived in Rimrock, Arizona since 1938. Mr. Dyck was raised in Calgary and then in Europe where he was apprenticed at eight to his uncle, a painter with studios in Florence, Paris, Prague, and Rome. At the age of twelve, he was sent out on his own, and by the time he was fifteen he was back in Europe, exhibiting his collection of Indian artifacts. In Dresden, he met One Elk, a Sioux who was with the Hagenbeck Circus. Dyck was adopted by One Elk when he went to live with the Sioux in South Dakota in 1934 and was named Rainbow Hand. In World War II, he served as a Navy artist and then returned to his Arizona ranch where he painted the series "Indians of the Overland Trail" and wrote Brule, the Sioux People of the Rosebud to preserve the real image of the Indian. Dyck's watercolors are painted in Sumiye ink and technique, using Japanese brushes with "bristles that come from the armpits of Mongolian ponies."
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