(1915 - 1983)
Oscar Howe was active/lived in South Dakota. Oscar Howe is known for Indian figure-genre often abstract.
Biography Oscar Howe
Born in Joe Creek, South Dakota, on the Crow Creek Reservation on 13 May 1915, Howe was given the name Mazuha Hokshina meaning "Trader Boy".
A student at The Studio at the Santa Fe Indian School between 1935 and 1938, Howe earned his BA from Dakota Wesleyan University in 1952 and his MFA the following year having attended the University of Oklahoma. At the Indian Arts Center in Lawton, Oklahoma he learned mural techniques while working with Olaf Nordmark.
Following military service in World War II between 1942 and 1945, he taught art at Pierre Indian School where he later became Director of Art. At the State University of South Dakota he was a Professor of Fine Arts. Later Howe was chosen to be an artis
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