About Soldier Woman Art and Gift Gallery
Originally named Custom Creations, Linda Szabo opened Soldier Woman Art & Gift Gallery in 1997. The gallery has grown from an 800 square foot room which carried the work of ten local artists to a 2100 square foot building which displays the work of over 300 Native American artists from the Northern Plains region. However, the majority of those artists continue to be Rosebud Sioux Tribal members.
More About Store Owner Linda Szabo
Sicangu Lakota artist Linda Szabo (Soldier Woman) was born in Valentine, Nebraska on May 27, 1955 to Glenn and Clairene Tucker. Clairene White Hat-Tucker is a full-blood Sicangu Lakota and Glenn is of Irish descent. Linda was raised on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation and is an enrolled member of the Rosebud Sioux Tribe.
Linda comes from a long line of artistic Lakota women: her mother Clairene, her grandmother Jenny Cloud, and her great-grandmother Agnes Yellow Robe. Linda's Lakota name, AkicitaWin or Soldier Woman, originally belonged to her great-grandmother Agnes who is pictured here to the right.
Linda was drawn to art when she was a young girl and experienced the creativity withing her family. She is an accomplished artist and shows her work across the country. Currently her focus is batik although Linda is also a silversmith and seamstress. Linda Enjoys learning and working with new art mediums, and continues taking art classes at Sinte Gleska Art Institute. Sinte Glesak University is a tribal university on the Rosebud Sioux Reservation.
Linda is married to nationally known Lakota artist Paul Szabo. They have three sons: Paul Jr., Brian, and Matthew.