(1921 - 1980)
Francis Blackbear Bosin was active/lived in Oklahoma, Kansas. Francis Bosin is known for genre-Indian, animal and mural painting.
Biography Francis Bosin
Following is a biography from Denise Morris of El Dorado, Kansas:
Blackbear Bosin, Comanche and Kiowa, was born on June 5, 1921 in Anadarko, Oklahoma. He was given the name of his grandfather, a Kiowa subchief, Tsate-Kongia (Blackbear). He was a member of the Kiowa Gourd Clan and the O-Ho-Mo Lodge Society.
Blackbear attended Saint Patrick's Mission School where he was first exposed to the traditional art of the Kiowa-Five painters. The library's collection of traditional paintings stimulated in him an enthusiasm to learn and read. He started painting then and never ceased until the day of his death, August 9, 1980. Bosin was a graduate of Cyril High School and attended a trade school in Chilocco while painting at night and pe
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