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Joe Waano-Gano

 (1906 - 1982)
Joe Waano-Gano was active/lived in California.  Joe WaanoGano is known for landscape and Indian figure painting, textile design, commercial art.

Biography  
Joe Waano-Gano


A Cherokee, Noonan moved to Los Angeles at an early age. He studied art locally at UCLA, USC, and with Theodore Lukits and Christian Von Schneidau. An auto accident in 1961 left him unable to paint; however, he continued to lecture and write on the art of the American Indian. He was a resident of Los Angeles until his death on Sept. 1, 1982.   His Indian name was Joe Waano-Gano.

Member: Calif. Art Club; San Fernando Valley AA.

Exh: LA Co. Fair, 1927 (1st prize); Kern Co. Fair, 1929 (prize); Century of Progress Expo (Chicago), 1933; LACMA, 1940 (1st solo), 1946; Exposition Bldg (LA), 1943; Gardena High School, 1946 (prize); LA City Hall, 1946; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1947-65.

In: Gardena (CA) High S

Source: Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in California 1942; Who's Who in American Art 1947-70; Artists of the American West (Samuels).

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About  Joe Waano-Gano

Born:  1906 - Salt Lake City, Utah
Died:   1982 - Los Angeles, California
Known for:  landscape and Indian figure painting, textile design, commercial art