Donald F. Montileaux is a man who has always aspired to devote his life to create artwork that tells the world what kind of a person lingers behind many faces. Born in Pine Ridge, SD, Donald is an enrolled member of the Oglala Sioux Tribe. He attended the Institute of American Indian Art in Santa Fe, NM and Black Hills State College in Spearfish, SD, then worked for 22 years at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center in Rapid City, SD before becoming a full time artist. Once he made that decision, his artwork began to take on a new vitality. This new meaning reflects the true, honest feelings of the strong spirituality of the Lakota people.