Posts Tagged ‘kiowa’

Artist of the moment………Francis Blackbear Bosin

 

Francis Blackbear Bosin was a Native American artist born in Cyril, Oklahoma in the year 1921. Bosin was a painter, muralist,  and sculptor. His most famous sculpture is that of a Native American man giving a blessing to the sky. This sculpture is over 40 feet in height and is titled “Keeper of the Plains.” This image is number three from the top in the picture gallery.

Bosin had both Comanche/Kiowa in his background. The artist was given two scholarships for collegiate art studies, but turned them down due to his family obligations.

The artist was part of the United States Marine Corps and served in World War 2.

Blackbear Bosin is associated with the Surrealist movement.

Below a short clip from a documentary made on Francis Blackbear Bosin:

Francis Blackbear Bosin passed away in 1980.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

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Artist of the moment…….Virginia Stroud

 

 

Virginia Stroud is an Native American artist renown for her paintings of the female figure.  Virginia Stroud was born in Madera, California in the year 1951. Stroud is of Cherokee and Creek descent was raised in Oklahoma with a Kiowa background.

Stroud attended Bacone Junior College located in Muskogee, Oklahoma. She went on to attend the University of Oklahoma located in Norman. She studied elementary education and art.

The artist has won numerous awards from Native American Art appreciation organizations.

Stroud works in oils and acrylics and is also an avid printmaker.

Price range information: No pricing available on originals. Prints can be found from $50 to $500.

I enjoy the minimalist aspect of Stroud’s artwork. Though she doesn’t paint facial features, we get a feeling of the emotional pitch of her figures from the depictions of their bodies. Her horses are also very simple and elegant.

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Artist of the moment…….Woodrow Wilson Big Bow

Woodrow Wilson Big Bow was the grandson of Chief Big Bow of the Kiowa nation.Woodrow Wilson Big Bow was born in the year 1914 in Carnegie,  Oklahoma.  For his artistic education Big Bow attended the University of Oklahoma.

Big Bow was an illustrator and mural painter as well. After college he found work as a theater and set designer and painter.

Woodrow Wilson Big Bow is included in the collection of the Smithsonian Institute National Museum of the American Indian.

Big Bow worked in many mediums including watercolor, gouache, and tempura.

For much of his working career Big Bow was based out of Yukon, Oklahoma.

Big Bow passed away in 1998.

Price range information: Sorry none available.

I found his designs similar to the artist R.C. Gorman.

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