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Artwork by Rance Hood

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About the Artist

Rance Hood, or Au Tup Ta (Yellow Hair), was born near Lawton, Oklahoma. He is Comanche, and was educated at Cache High School in Oklahoma. He has worked as a mill worker, oil field worker, designer, sculptor, and painter throughout his life As an artist, he works with acrylic, watercolor, tempera, mixed-media, stone, bronze, and screen prints. He has been commissioned to create the exterior design of a Cheyenne III Jet, a commemorative medallion for the Comanche Nation, and a directory cover for Comanche County in Oklahoma. He has held a solo exhibition at the Southern Plains Indian Museum and Craft Center in Anadarko, Oklahoma. His artwork is included in the public collections of Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, Indiana, the Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, the Museum of the American Indian in New York, New York, the Oklahoma Museum of Art in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and the Philbrook Art Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In 1967 and 1971, he won the Grand Award from the American Indian Exposition in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He also won an award for Best Western Cover Art in 1985 from the American Writers of America. He has also won awards for Best Poster Art at the American Artists Lithograph Competition and won the Annual Award for sculpture at the American Indian Film Festival.