(1915-1992) This Cherokee artist from Oklahoma, whose native name means Standing Alone, was a graduate of Bacone College and the Santa Fe Indian School.
In 1983 the Cherokee Nation Museum in Tahlequah, Oklahoma staged a 50 year retrospective for Mr. Dick.
His paintings are permanently housed in the Five Civilized Tribes Museum in Muskogee, Oklahoma; the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art in Tulsa; the Heard Museum in Phoenix, AZ; the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC and the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Cecil Dick was committed to the accurate depiction of the history and culture of his tribe. The use of unusual and original stylized images within the context of flat-style painting characterize his style of working. His paintings grew in complexity as he matured as an artist.