T.C. Cannon

T.C. Cannon- Set of 4 Woodcut Prints of Colorful Native American Portraits 44/200



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All items listed have the same dimensions: a) Print itself: 25.5 in. H x 20 in. W b) Outside of frame: 35 in. H x 27.5 in. W x 1 in. D Listed in order of photos: 1. "Collector #5" or "Osage with Van Gogh" - print 44/200 - (1975) 2. "His Hair Flows Like A River" - print 44/200 - ( 1973) 3. "Hopi Maiden" - print 44/200 - (1973-1977) 4. "Woman at the Window" - print 44/200 - (1973-1977)

Artist Biography

CANNON, TOMMY WAYNE (1946–1978). Of Caddo, Kiowa, and Choctaw heritage, Tommy Wayne (known as T. C.) Cannon was one of the premier Oklahoma Indian artists of the twentieth century. He was born on September 24, 1946, in Lawton, Oklahoma, to Walter and Minnie (Mamie) Ahdunko Cannon. His artistic works, in conjunction with those of Fritz Scholder (Luiseño) and Oscar Howe (Lakota), represent the turning point of Indian painting in post–World War II America. These three artists' styles represent a shift from the earlier flat, two-dimensional traditional painting on paper and canvas surfaces, which presented little modeling and static images of people, land, and animals. Cannon was a student at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he and his instructor, Fritz Scholder, recast the idea of the "Indian" into one that represents an artistic vision of people within the context of both traditional and contemporary culture. Cannon was the youngest of the three great painters, and his war experience, which influenced his work, came in Vietnam in the U.S. Army 101st Air Cavalry. At the Institute in Santa Fe he developed an intellectual curiosity that led him to read philosophy, world literature, poetry, and art history, and he was fascinated by music. He finished a bachelor of arts degree at Central State University (now the University of Central Oklahoma) in Edmond in 1972.


H 25.5 in. x W 20 in. x D .5 in.