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Archie Blackowl, Cheyenne Painter


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Archie Blackowl MisTaMooToVa Fine Art Native American Paintings Paintings Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo San Juan Pueblo signature

"More recognized for his mural art, Archie Blackowl, Cheyenne, now rarely enters his tempera paintings in museum exhibitions; however, these appear occasionally in Indian arts centers and small galleries.  Dancers and ceremonial groups, hunts and animals, at times too heavily depicted, are his usual subjects." Dorothy Dunn 1968

"Blackowl became aware of art at the age of six when he saw old Red Tooth painting a skin tipi.  Encouraged by Woodrow Wilson Crumbo, he began to paint seriously in the early 1930s. During his many years as an artist he maintained his traditional style, portraying accurately the Cheyenne traditions and culture that he experienced in his life.  In his art as in his life he remained faithful to his heritage." Snodgrass 1968

Archie Blackowl (1911-1992) MisTaMooToVa - Flying Hawk attended school at Fort Sill, OK; Haskell Institute; University of Kansas, and the California Art Institute.  He was a teacher, government muralist, civil service employee, Walt Disney Studios employee, industrial painter for the aircraft industry, and artist.  He painted a mural at the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, OK.

Relative Links: Dorothy DunnpaintingsWoodrow Wilson CrumboCheyenne

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