(1881 - 1970)
John Louis (Cu-ta-pu-ie) Clarke was active/lived in Montana. John Clarke is known for wildlife wood carving-panels, Indian genre painting.
Biography John Clarke
There is not now and never will be another artist like John
Clarke. The grandson of Malcolm Clarke, the tempetuous West Point
troublemaker whose murder triggered the Baker Massacre of an innocent
Blackfeet band, Clarke lived quietly but deeply in East Glacier most of
his life. The Big Hotel was built on his father's land allotment,
and John's studio-home was not far away. He was born in Highwood,
As a small child, apparently after surviving Scarlet Fever, John
lost his hearing and ability to speak. He was intelligent and
well-educated in specialized schools for the deaf and mute, such as the
North Dakota School for the Deaf at Devil's Elbow from 1894 to 1897,
the Montana School for the Deaf a
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