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Carl Gorman

 (1907 - 1998)
Carl Nelson (Kin-Ya-Onny Beyeh) Gorman was active/lived in New Mexico, California, Arizona.  Carl Gorman is known for Indian figure and genre painting, illustration.

Biography   Carl Gorman

A Navajo Indian, Carl Gorman ultimately settled in a trailer-studio in Fort Defiance, Arizona where he turned out paintings of horses and other subjects.  He spent much of World War II in the Pacific as one of 29 Navajo code talkers who successfully stymied the Japanese.  Stationed in Guadalcanal, Tarawa, and Saipan, he and his fellow code talkers earned much recognition for their significant role in winning the war in the Pacific because the Japanese found no method to decipher the 'code', which was the Navajo language.

Carl Gorman was born October 5, 1907 on the Navajo reservation in Chinle, Arizona to Nelson Gorman and Alice Peshlakai, both Navajos.  His parents were founders of the Presbyterian Mission at   ...  Displaying 750 of 2386 characters.

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