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From the Nick and Suzanne Nicholas Collection we have a Signed Silkscreen Woody Crumbo Tail Dancer Print, framed and double matted, measures 12'' x 19'', artist signed in pencil ''Tail Dancer original silk screen Woody Crumbo, vibrant colors of dancer in full regalia holding two dance shields, Woodrow Wilson ''Woody'' Crumbo (January 21, 1912-April 4, 1989) was a Potawatomi artist, flautist, and dancer. As an independent prospector, he found one of the largest beryllium veins in the nation. His paintings are held by several prominent museums, including the Smithsonian Institution and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. A 1978 inductee into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame, Crumbo became an ''ambassador of good will'' for Oklahoma in 1982 under appointment by Governor George Nigh. Born near Lexington, Oklahoma, Crumbo moved with his mother to Kansas as a child after the death of his father in 1916. Orphaned in 1919, he spent the rest of his childhood living with various American Indian families around Sand Springs, Oklahoma. When Crumbo was 17, he began studying art at the Chilocco Indian Agricultural School, also taking up the study of the Kiowa ceremonial wooden flute. Later he soloed on this instrument in performance with the Wichita Symphony. At the age of 19, Crumbo earned a scholarship to the Wichita American Indian Institute. He graduated three years later as valedictorian. Crumbo continue his studies at Wichita University from 1933 to 1936, where he studied mural technique with Olle Nordmark, watercolor with Clayton Staples, and painting and drawing with Oscar Jacobson. In 1936 Crumbo enrolled the University of Oklahoma, where he studied for two years with Oscar Jacobson. While studying art, Crumbo supported himself as a Native American dancer. He toured reservations across the United States in the early 1930s disseminating and collecting traditional dances.

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Signed Silkscreen Woody Crumbo Tail Dancer Print

Auction ended on Sun, Nov 3, 2013
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3870 North Highway 35
PO Box 77
Mimbres, NM 88049
United States
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