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Paul Dyck: A Retrospective


The Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Museum (VVAC) is pleased present Paul Dyck: A Retrospective, a comprehensive exhibition featuring select paintings and personal memorabilia that showcase Paul Dyck’s impressive artistic career and his legacy. The retrospective is made possible through the generosity of The Paul Dyck Foundation Research Institution of American Indian Culture, Tucson Museum of Art, Western Spirit: Scottsdale’s Museum of the West and private collectors.

Paul Dyck was an iconic American painter who embodied a trailblazing spirit. Through his art he captured the essence of the American West. Dyck had an affinity for the natural environment, and a love and a kindred connection to Native Americans. He devoted much of his life ensuring the continuity of Native American culture, Peoples and communities. Dyck lived with several Plains Indian tribes and was the adopted son of the Sioux warrior, One Elk and was also the adopted son of the Blackfeet artist, Lone Wolf.

Dyck’s enchantment with the West ultimately lured him to Arizona, where he settled in Rimrock. He owned a 320-acre working ranch that bolstered his art studio. His ranch was located approximately ten miles north of the Verde Valley Archaeology Center and Museum.


Paul Dyck: A Retrospective inaugurates the fine art galleries at VVAC’s new building. The fine art galleries are dedicated to providing exceptional exhibitions and programming to the Verde Valley and Sedona communities and the public at large.

Paul Dyck with Spirit  of the Buffalo Medicine.jpg
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