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Archie Blackowl

About Archie Blackowl

(1911-1992) Archie Blackowl (Mis Ta Moo To Va) Flying Hawk was a Cheyenne artist born in Custer County, Oklahoma. A descendant of Roman Nose, celebrated war chief of the Cheyennes whose village was destroyed by General Custer in 1867.

Blackowl studied art at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Kansas, the Chicago Art Institute, the Rockefeller Art Center and the School of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C. He studied painting under muralist Olaf Nordmark. In the early 1930's he began to paint professionally with Woody Crumbo's encouragement.

Througout his career, he was loyal to a traditional approach to Indian painting, portraying Cheyenne tradition and culture. His firsthand experiences allowed him to depict the Sun Dance, the scaffold burial, the Native American church traditions and Cheyenne family life.

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About the Artist

(1911-1992) Archie Blackowl (Mis Ta Moo To Va) Flying Hawk was a Cheyenne artist born in Custer County, Oklahoma. A descendant of Roman Nose, celebrated war chief of the Cheyennes whose village was destroyed by General Custer in 1867.

Blackowl studied art at the University of Oklahoma, the University of Kansas, the Chicago Art Institute, the Rockefeller Art Center and the School of Fine Arts in Washington, D.C. He studied painting under muralist Olaf Nordmark. In the early 1930's he began to paint professionally with Woody Crumbo's encouragement.

Througout his career, he was loyal to a traditional approach to Indian painting, portraying Cheyenne tradition and culture. His firsthand experiences allowed him to depict the Sun Dance, the scaffold burial, the Native American church traditions and Cheyenne family life.

Medium Gouache (opaque watercolor) on paper board
Sight size 19" height X 15" width
Frame PH balanced window mats, regular glass, metal sectional molding
Frame size 28" height X 24" width
Signed "A. Blackowl" at viewer's lower right
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed, glazed
Provenance JMB collection, originally acquired from Oklahoma Indian Art Gallery
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