The Artist Birthday Series

T.C. Cannon

T.C. Cannon: painter T.C. Cannon (September 27, 1946–May 8, 1978) was an important Native American artist of the 20th century. An enrolled member of the Kiowa Tribe with Caddo and French descent. Cannon was born Tommy Wayne Cannon  and grew up in Zodaltone and Gracemont, Oklahoma. His parents were Walter Cannon (of the Kiowa) and… Read More T.C. Cannon

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Daphne Odjig

Daphne Odjig: painter Hi there. We are on vacation from September 5th, until September 19, 2016. But the Artist Birthday Series continues! Albeit, much shorter. 🙂 Thank you so much for your continued interest in this project. When we return from our magical, mystery excursion…I’m sure there will ever-so-interesting be stories to be told. Wishing… Read More Daphne Odjig

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MJ Alexander

Today’s Artist Birthday: MJ Alexander M.J. Alexander (born Mary Jane Alexander, July 18, 1961, in Sault Ste. Marie, Mich.) is a writer and photographer who documents people and places of the American West, with an emphasis on the very young, the very old, and American Indian culture. Alexander “combines the vision of an artist with… Read More MJ Alexander

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Helen Hardin

Today’s Artist Birthday: Helen Hardin Helen Hardin (May 28, 1943 – June 9, 1984) (also known as Tsa-sah-wee-eh, which means “Little Standing Spruce”) was an American painter. Creating art was a means of spiritual expression that developed from her Roman Catholic upbringing and Native American heritage. She created contemporary works of art with geometric patterns… Read More Helen Hardin

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Tonita Peña

Today’s Artist Birthday: Tonita Peña Tonita Peña (May 10, 1893 – September 9, 1949) was born as Quah Ah, but also used the name Tonita Vigil Peña and María Antonia Tonita Peña. She was a renowned Pueblo artist, specializing in pen and ink on paper embellished with watercolor. She was a well-known and influential Native American… Read More Tonita Peña