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Media Coverage of Distinguished Artist Jim Denomie

Read a collection of the news coverage following the announcement of painter Jim Denomie as the 2019 Mcknight Distinguished Artist. As new stories are released, we will update this list. 

Pioneer Press | Scandia artist Jim Denomie is 2019 McKnight Distinguished Artist — though he was once advised against art as a career

Jim Denomie has every right to hold a grudge against his high school counselor. At 16, Denomie told the South Minneapolis High School adviser he was either going to study art or drop out of school. She told him there was no future in art.


Star Tribune | Ojibwe artist Jim Denomie takes home Minnesota’s highest arts prize

Some call him a late bloomer. Others might say he’s mid-career. Whatever label you put on Jim Denomie, one thing is certain. The prolific, soft-spoken artist, whose paintings provocatively and humorously comment on U.S. history from a Native American perspective, just landed the 2019 McKnight Distinguished Artist Award.


MinnPost | Jim Denomie is the 2019 McKnight Distinguished Artist

Jim Denomie, a member of the Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Ojibwe, has been named the 2019 McKnight Distinguished Artist. He is the first Native American artist to be chosen for the award since it began in 1998.


Minnesota Native News | Award Goes to Native Artist

Jim Denomie receives McKnight Foundation’s Distinguished Artist Award. Listen to him on the latest MNN newscast.


Country Messenger | Denomie named 2019 Distinguished Artist

Franconia-based painter Jim Denomie has been named the McKnight Foundation’s 2019 Distinguished Artist. The annual award honors a Minnesota artist for significant contributions to the state’s cultural life.

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MplsStPaul Magazine | Jim Denomie: A Brush With Greatness

The self-described “old-fashioned painter” took his time becoming one of Minnesota’s foremost visual artists. First, he needed to hang some drywall.

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Topic: Arts & Culture, The McKnight Distinguished Artist Award

August 2019