Christopher James Rowland, Ma'heonehoo'estse "Man of the Holy Place," is a renowned artist of the Cheyenne Nation (Só'taeo'o and Tsitsistas).
Rowland grew up on the Northern Cheyenne reservation, located in east-central Montana. He began drawing and painting as a young child at every opportunity. His love for art and his powerful vision soon turned into a passion that pulsated his heart.
Rowland's artwork is shown around the world and in many collections, his paintings echo his love of history, perseverance and spirit of his culture, and faith in his Creator.
He has studied with some of the most celebrated and respected masters such as Terpning, Poulson, and Hines.
As a composer, he mixes centuries-old, Northern Cheyenne modalities and twentieth-century, neo-classical influences, shaped into new compositions.
With his immense dedication to his art, skill, and culture, Rowland is a story teller of the past and of what is yet to come.