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William Standing

 (1904 - 1951)
William Standing was active/lived in Montana.  William Standing is known for horse, landscape, Indian, genre.

Biography   William Standing


William Standing was born July 27, 1904 in Oswego, Montana.  He was a Native American, member of the Assiniboine Tribe.  Educated at the Wolf Point Mission School and, from 1920-24, at the Haskell Indian School in Lawrence where he received his formal art instruction. Standing was one of the five Kiowa Indians who became special students at the Univ. of Oklahoma under the guidance of Oscar Jacobson during the 1920s.  After attending Haskell Institute, he worked as an interior decorator in Kansas.  Standing is best known for his humorous sketches published as postcards, and he was also adept in oil, watercolor, and clay. During the 1930s, in collaboration with James Long, he produced a book, The Land of the Nakoda. 

SOURCES:
Susan Craig, "Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945)"
AskART, www.askart.com, accessed Oct. 25, 2007; http://www.meadowlarkgallery.com/StandingWilliam.htm, accessed Oct. 25, 2007.

This and over 1,750 other biographies can be found in Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists (active before 1945) compiled by Susan V. Craig, Art & Architecture Librarian at University of Kansas.   ...  Displaying 1211 of 2912 characters.

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