Sculpture and Paintings of Allan Houser

Trained at the Santa Fe Indian School under Dorothy Dunn, Houser quickly mastered sculptural techniques that conveyed reverence for nature, ancestral wisdom, and the human spirit. His works, which often depict figures in motion, evoke universal human experiences through their masterful use of form and negative space. Houser's artistic achievements were recognized with a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1949 and the National Medal of Arts in 1992. Houser's influence extended to future generations of Native American artists. As a dedicated teacher at the Institute of American Indian Arts, he inspired students both to embrace their cultural heritage and to experiment with the formal vocabularies of contemporary art.
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