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Frank Day

 (1902 - 1976)
Frank L. Day was active/lived in California.  Frank Day is known for naive genre-Indian life.

Biography   Frank Day


Frank L. Day was born in Berry Creek, California on February 24, 1902.  A Native American, Day studied at Bacone College in Oklahoma.  He worked as a sign painter and at a variety of jobs until 1960 when he was in a serious car accident.  He then began painting imagery from Maidu traditional narratives as he recovered.  He died in Sacramento, CA on August 13, 1976.  In 1999 a retrospective of his art was exhibited at the National Museum of the American Indian. 

Works held:  Bureau of Indian Affairs; California State University, Sacramento; Indian Arts and Crafts Board; University of California, Davis.

Source: Edan Hughes, author of the book "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
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