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Name
Oscar Howe
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Dates
1915-1983
Date Note
birth date May 13 or 15, 1915; death date October 7, 1983

 

 

Artist’s physical folder is filed alphabetically in the Native American Artists Resource Collection under the following name:
Howe, Oscar

Artist's work is represented in the object collection of the Heard Museum

Exhibits
The Art of Ceremony: American Indian Painting in the 20th Century. Heard Museum. Phoenix, Arizona. February 4, 2011 - March 16, 2012.
Beautiful Resistance II. Heard Museum. Phoenix, Arizona. December 2005 - June 2006.
Beautiful Resistance. Heard Museum. Phoenix, Arizona. May 22, 2005 - December 2005.
Drawn from Memory: James T. Bialac Collection of Native American Art. Heard Museum. Phoenix, Arizona. February 24, 1996 - September 3, 1996.
American Indian Art Magazine 20th Anniversary Exhibit. Heard Museum. Phoenix, Arizona. August 1995 - March 1996.
SHARED VISTIONS: NATIVE AMERICAN PAINTERS AND SCULPTORS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY. Heard Museum. Phoenix, AZ. 1991 (04/13/1991 - 07/28/1991)
100 YEARS OF NATIVE AMERICAN PAINTING. The Oklahoma Museum of Art. Oklahoma City, OK. 1978 (03/05/1978 - 04/16/1978)
PAINTINGS BY AMERICAN INDIANS. California Palace of the Legion of Honor. San Francisco. 1962 (01/27/1962 - 03/04/1962)
Indian Art on the Great Plains. Denver Art Museum. Denver, Colorado. September 17, 1956 - November 29, 1956. Note: held at the Chappell House, and supplemented with a publication titled, Indian Art of the Great Plains.
A Museum in Action. Newark Museum. Newark, New Jersey. October 31, 1944 - January 31, 1945. Note: organized by the Newark Museum with the assistance of Holger Cahill; Native artists include Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), O. Howe, Fred Kabotie, Ma-Pe-Wi (Velino Shije), Richard Martinez, Oqwa Pi (Abel Sanchez), Quah Ah (Tonita Pena), Juan Cruz Roybal, Tse-Ye-Mu (Romando Vigil), and Sybil Yazzie.
Fairs and Markets
1937 American Indian Exposition and Congress. American Indian Exposition. Tulsa, Oklahoma. October 21-23, 1937. Note: second annual.
Publications
Found 28 record(s)
Available ActionsCitationPagesPublication DateArtist Citation NotesWebsite
Dockstader, Frederick J. "Oscar Howe and the Liberation of Indian Art." THE GILCREASE MAGAZINE OF AMERICAN HISTORY AND ART 4(October, 1982) 19-25.
American Indian Exposition. American Indian Exposition and Congress, October 21, 22, 23, 1937, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tulsa, Oklahoma: American Indian Exposition. 1937.71937Catalog of an exhibition and congress organized by American Indian Exposition. Sources and artists represented: Shawnee Agency: Ernest Spybuck, Bennie Jefferson; Marcellus Duncan; Herman Franklin; Osage Agency: Louis Haskell, Marian Revard, Russell Wagoshe, Mary Tall Chief; Kiowa artists: James Auchiah, Stephen Mopope, Spencer Asa; Agency of the Five Civilized Tribes: Cecil Dick, Tony Tonkilla; Navajo Service, Window Rock, Arizona: Andrew Tsinaijginnie; United States Indian School, Santa Fe: Allan Busheyhead, Oscar Howe, Mary Ellen, Ha-so-de, Helena Lo-Mo-Yes-Va, Tony Chapito, Clarence Guiterrez, Louis Naranjo, Juan B. Gutierrez, Jose D. Pecos, Otelateya, Santiago Romero, Joe H. Herrera, Thomas Thompson, Ca-Wa-Stu-Ma, Juan G. Swazo, Pete Vigil, Ultimio Vigil, Ka-Tside, Carlos Garcia, Eva Mirabel, Tonita Lujan, Eloisa Bernal, Pop-Chalee, James Tsoodle, Lorenzo Beard; Bacone College, Bacone: Richard West, Solomon McComb, Alfred Kodaseet, Juan Martinez, Willard Stone, Acee Blue Eagle, Wo
Andrews, John. "Ten 'Must See' South Dakota Paintings". In: South Dakota Magazine website (host URL: https://southdakotamagazine.com/) and source URL: https://southdakotamagazine.com/ten-south-dakota-paintings. 2009.2009Article online and posted circa 2011 on the South Dakota Magazine website (viewed November 23, 2017); features paintings by artists Oscar Howe, Bobby Penn, and Henry Payer, Jr. among others. This story is revised from the January/February 2009 issue of South Dakota Magazine.View
Archuleta, Margaret and Rennard Strickland. ~Shared Visions: Native American Painters and Sculptors in the Twentieth Century. Phoenix, Arizona: Heard Museum. 1991.51, 891991Catalog of an exhibition; includes essays by Joy L. Gritton and W. Jackson Rushing.
Bernstein, Bruce. ~With a View to the Southwest: Dorothy Dunn and a Story of American Indian Painting. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of Indian Arts and Culture/Laboratory of Anthropology. 1995.1995Catalog of an exhibition held March 19, 1995-August 18, 1996.
Bernstein, Bruce and Jackson Rushing. ~Modern by Tradition: American Indian Painting in the Studio Style. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press. 1995.24, plate 271995
Day, John A. "Oscar Howe". American Indian Art Magazine, vol. 21, no. 1 (winter 1995). 1995.70-711995Includes black and white portrait photograph of artist.
Denver Art Museum. Indian Art of the Great Plains. Denver, Colorado: Denver Art Museum. 1956.141956Supplement to an exhibition called "Indian Art on the Great Plains"; casein painting "Sioux Eagle Dancer" b y Oscar Howe reproduced on unnumbered page 14.
Dini, Jane (editor). Dance: American Art, 1830-1960. Detroit, Michigan: Detroit Institute of Arts. 2016.16, 76-782016Catalog was published in conjunction with the exhibition The Art of American Dance, Detroit Institute of Arts, March 20, 2016 - June 12, 2016; Denver Art Museum, July 10, 2016 - October 22, 2016; and Crystal Bridges Museum of Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, October 22, 201 - January 16, 2017. Native American artists cited in index include Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), Walter Bone Shirt, Dolores Purdy Corcoran, Harry Fonseca, Oscar Howe, Oqwa Pi (Abel Sanchez), Quah Ah (Tonita Peña), and Maria Tallchief.
Dockstader, Frederick J. (editor). Oscar Howe: a Retrospective Exhibition, Catalogue Raisonne. Tulsa, Oklahoma: Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association. 1982.1982Catalogue of a travelling exhibition with a venue at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Dresch, Lisa Vande Vegte and Lois Sayre (compilers). Oscar Howe. Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Alpha Graphics. 2015.2015Second edition printing, June 2015; in series, A Look and Learn Book.
Dunn, Dorothy. Paintings by American Indians: a Memorial Exhibition Selected from the Collection of the Late William and Leslie Van Ness Denman. San Francisco, California: California Palace of the Legion of Honor. 1962.unpaginated1962Catalog of an exhibition held January 27, 1962-March 4, 1962, California Palace of the Legion of Honor, San Francisco, California.
Harnett, Joel. "James T. Bialac and His Collection". Native Peoples, vol. 14, no. 1 (November/December 2000). 2000.72-742000
Henkes, Robert. ~Native American Painters of the Twentieth Century: the Works of 61 Artists. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. 1995.58-641995
Highwater, Jamake. ~Song from the Earth: American Indian Painting. Boston, Massachusetts: New York Graphic Society. 1976.8, 74, 80, 83-85, 117, 123, 130, 149-157, 172, 1791976
Highwater, Jamake. ~The Sweet Grass Lives on, Fifty Contemporary North American Indian Artists. New York, New York: Lippincott & Crowell Publishers. 1980.114-1181980
King, Jeanne Snodgrass (guest curator). ~Drawn from Memory: the James T. Bialac Painting Collection of Native American Art. Phoenix, Arizona: Heard Museum. 1996.201996Catalog of an exhibition held at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona, February 24 - September 3, 1996.
Lester, Patrick D. ~The Biographical Directory of Native American Painters. Tulsa, Oklahoma: SIR Publications. 1995.249-2511995
Lukavic, John P. "Tee Cee: the IAIA Years". In: Marshall, Ann E. and Diana F. Pardue (editors). Of God and Mortal Men: T.C. Cannon. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press in association with the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona. 2017.582017Includes bibliographical notes.
Marshall, Ann E. "Inviting Change: the Heard Museum Invitationals' Context for Cannon". In: Marshall, Ann E. and Diana F. Pardue (editors). Of God and Mortal Men: T.C. Cannon. Santa Fe, New Mexico: Museum of New Mexico Press in association with the Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona. 2017.78, 802017
Matuz, Roger (editor). ~St. James Guide to Native North American Artists. Detroit, Michigan: St. James Press. 1997.242-2441997
Newark Museum and Holger Cahill (writer of introduction). A Museum in Action: Presenting the Museum's Activities: Catalogue of an Exhibition of American Paintings and Sculpture from the Museum's Collections. Newark, New Jersey: Newark Museum. 1944.56, 147, 1781944Catalogue of the exhibition, "A Museum in Action" organized by the Newark Museum with the assistance of Holger Cahill, held the Newark Museum, Newark, New Jersey, October 31, 1944-January 31, 1945. Cover title: American Paintings and Sculpture. Native artists included, with biography, include Awa Tsireh (Alfonso Roybal), O. Howe, Fred Kabotie, Ma-Pe-Wi (Velino Shije), Richard Martinez, Oqwa Pi (Abel Sanchez), Quah Ah (Tonita Pena), Juan Cruz Roybal, Tse-Ye-Mu (Romando Vigil), and Sybil Yazzie.
Rushing, W. Jackson, III. Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting: the Art of Tonita Peña and Joe Herrera. Norman, Oklahoma: Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art. 2018.352018Catalog of the exhibition "Generations in Modern Pueblo Painting" at the Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art, Norman, Oklahoma, January 26, 2018 - April 8, 2018. Includes bibliographical references.
Silberman, Arthur. ~100 Years of Native American Painting, March 5-April 16, 1978, the Oklahoma Museum of Art, Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma Museum of Art. 1978.50-511978Introduction by Jamake Highwater
Snodgrass, Jeanne O. (compiler). ~American Indian Painters: a Biographical Directory. New York, New York: Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation. 1968.81-821968Issued as vol. 21, part 1 in the series, Contributions from the Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation
Wade, Edwin L. (editor) and Carol Haralson (coordinating editor). ~The Arts of the North American Indian: Native Traditions in Evolution. New York, New York: Hudson Hills Press. 1986.18, 193-194, 196-197, 222-225, 231, 238, 268, 271, 276-277, 3031986Published in association with Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
WalkingStick, Kay and Ann E. Marshall. So Fine! Masterworks of Fine Art from the Heard Museum. Phoenix, Arizona: Heard Museum. 2001.402001Catalog of an exhibition
Wikipedia contributors. "Oscar Howe". In: Wikipedia, the Free Encyclopedia (host URL: https://en.wikipedia.org/) at source URL (permanent link March 23, 2017): https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Oscar_Howe&oldid=771708576. 2017.2017Oscar Howe on Wikipedia (viewed August 7, 2017)View

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