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Carl Nelson Gorman

About Carl Nelson Gorman

(1907-1998, Navajo) Kinyeonny Beyeh (Son of the Towering House People). Both and painter and a sculptor, this gentleman was also a cultural historian who served the United States as a Navajo Code Talker in World War II.  Mr. Gorman's contribution included his role as an advocate for Native peoples.

In 1985 a book was published by Henry and Georgia Greenberg through the University of New Mexico Press titled Carl Gorman's World.

Founded in 1973 by the Department of Native American Studies, the C.N. Gorman Museum is named in honor of retired faculty member, Carl Nelson Gorman.

As a founding faculty member of Native American Studies, Gorman was the first faculty member to reach Native American art at UC Davis in 1969.  It is in his honor that the C.N. Gorman Museum encourages an understanding of Indigenous protocol, territories and knowledge.


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About the Artist

(1907-1998, Navajo) Kinyeonny Beyeh (Son of the Towering House People). Both and painter and a sculptor, this gentleman was also a cultural historian who served the United States as a Navajo Code Talker in World War II.  Mr. Gorman's contribution included his role as an advocate for Native peoples.

In 1985 a book was published by Henry and Georgia Greenberg through the University of New Mexico Press titled Carl Gorman's World.

Founded in 1973 by the Department of Native American Studies, the C.N. Gorman Museum is named in honor of retired faculty member, Carl Nelson Gorman.

As a founding faculty member of Native American Studies, Gorman was the first faculty member to reach Native American art at UC Davis in 1969.  It is in his honor that the C.N. Gorman Museum encourages an understanding of Indigenous protocol, territories and knowledge.


Medium Oil on canvas
Canvas size 18" height X 36" width
Frame Ready-made linen liner, carved wood molding
Frame size 24" height X 42" width
Signed Signed with the artist's Indian name "Kin-ye-onny Beyeh" at viewer's lower left
Date of creation Circa 1965
Condition Excellent, as appeared framed.
Provenance RF