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biografía de Joe Theodore WAANO-GANO (1906-1982)

Lugar de nacimiento: Salt Lake City, UT

Direcciones: Los Angeles, CA, 1946 and still there in 1976

Profesión: Painter, lecturer, designer, illustrator, writer

Estudios: Los Angeles Acad. FA; Christian von Schneidau Art Sch., 1924-28; T.N. Lukits Acad. Art; Hanson Puthuff Art Sch.; Univ. Southern Calif.; Dean Cornwell.

Exposiciones: Calif. AC, 1946; Los Angeles Mus. Art, 1946; Los Angeles City Hall, 1946; AAPL, NYC, 1940-; Nat. Ann. Indian Art Exh., Indian Center, Los Angeles, 1955-69; Ann. Indian Artists Nat. Exh., Philbrook Mus., Tulsa, OK, 1957-; Nat. Am. Indian Exh., Scottsdale, AZ, 1960-; Center Arts Indian Am., Wash., DC, 1964-68. Awards: Kern County (CA) Fair, 1929 (prize); Gardena (CA) H.S., 1946 (prize); Chicago, 1933 (medal); award for Moonlight Madonna, Int. Madonna Festival, 1952; award for Flight of the Great Head, Tulsa Indian Womens Club, 1963; award for Chief Strong Bear, Greek Theatre, 1965.

Asociaciones: Calif. AC; San Fernando Valley AC; Valley Artists Guild (pres., 1951-52); Artists of the Southwest (bd. dir., 1951-); AAPL (fellow); Am. Inst. FA (fellow); Traditional Art Guild of Paramount (life mem.); P&S Los Angeles (bd. dir., 1950-64; pres., 1962-63)

Obra: Southwest Mus., Los Angeles; Gardena (CA) H.S.; History & Art Mus., Los Angeles; Cedar City (UT) H.S.; Bur Indian Affairs, Wash., DC. Commissions: Sioux Ghost Dance Chant (mural), ticket office, Rapid City, SD, 1930 & Sacred Deerskin Dance (mural); ticket office, San Francisco, 1944, Western Air Lines; mural for children's ward, Los Angeles General Hospital, 1930; Theme (mural) & Education (mural), Sherman Indian Inst., Arlington, CA, 1934.

Comentarios: Preferred media: oils, watercolors, acrylics, charcoals. Designer: Indian Motifs for textiles. Lectures: Art of the American Indian. Publications: author/illustrator, Art of the American Indian," Western Art Review, 1951.

Fuentes: WW73; Ada Wallis, Cherokee Indian, Gifted Artist (Widening Horizons, 1960); Jeanne Snodgrass, "Joe Waano Gano," Am. Indian Painters (1968); Marion Gridley, "Joe Waano Gano," Indians of Today (1971); WW47; P&H Samuels, 506."

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