Blaine County Beacon: Painting Runs in His Blood


November 17, 2021

Born in Missoula, Montana, in 1976 to Margaret (Flying) and Algie Piapot, and currently living in Harlem, MT,Duane Piapot only recently took up painting in December of 2018. Regardless of the time lapse, his profession as an artist was likely destined to happen since painting runs in his family's blood. Piapot's Chippewa/Cree father was a professional artist himself. His first piece to be offered at auction in 2012 at O'Gallerie was "Through the Snowstorm, Native Americans on Horseback Guided Back to Camp."

Even though Piapot picked up ideas over the years from his father, he is trying to...

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