Educated at the
Institute of American Indian Arts, Bruce has shown extensively in the United
States and Canada and participated in group shows in Germany and Japan. His works are in collection with I.A.I.A.,
NACLA and Six Nations Mohawk Museum.
Mr. King work primary with oils in a
post-impressionistic style that is a departure from restricted definitions of
Native American art. Though the context
and themes represented are Native American, the application, use of medium, and
resulting effects are based on techniques devised by both impressionists and
post-impressionists art rebels from turn-of-the-century France.
As in that movement, Bruce draws
from an association with artists who shaped the Indian art movement of the
seventies, Earl Biss, Kevin Red Star, T.C. Cannon, and others who were at the
forefront of changing the perception of Native Americans producing fine art.
Since that time, the work has gone through many changes. The main result is that Indian art is no
longer seen as quaint or curio, but as fine art.