biography of Allan Houzous HOUSER (1914-1994)

Birth place: Apache, OK

Addresses: Los Angeles, CA (1947); Santa Fe, NM (1975)

Profession: Painter, sculptor, graphic artist

Studied: Indian Art Sch., Santa Fe, with D. Dunn, O. Nordmark.

Exhibited: O'Hara Exh., Goose Rocks Beach, ME, 1937; WFNY, 1939; Guggenheim Scholarship, 1948

Work: sculpture, Haskell Inst.; murals, Dulce, NM; WPA murals, Dulce, NM; Dept. Interior Bldg., Washington, DC; Ft. Sill Indian Sch., OK; Southwestern Mus., Los Angeles, CA; State Mus., Santa Fe, NM; Philbrook AC; sculpture, Arizona Sate Capitol.

Comments: Chiricahua Apache painter whose parents were imiprisoned at Fort Sill along with his great-uncle, Geronimo. His bold paintings of Indian dancers and Indian life made him the leading Apache artist. Teaching: Inter-Mountain Indian Sch.; Inst. Am. Indian Arts.

Sources: WW47; WW53; P&H Samuels, 238.