biografía de Joan (Chea-Se-Quah) HILL (XX)

Lugar de nacimiento: Muskogee, OK

Direcciones: Muskogee, OK

Profesión: Painter, illustrator

Estudios: Northeastern State College (B.A. Educ., 1952); Famous Artists Course, 1953-; special study Indian art, with Dick West, 1958-63; private study with int. artists, 1958-72; extensive air-travel-study on T.H. Hewitt Painting Workshops, 1964-72, with Dong Kingman, Millard Sheets, Rex Brandt & George Post.

Exposiciones: Five Ann. Center Arts Indian America, Dept. Interior, 1964, 1967-1970; American Embassies Overseas, Dept. Interior Traveling Exhibition, 1965-66; "America Discovers Indian Art," Smithsonian Inst., 1967; Outstanding Indian Painters & Sculptors' Hon. Exhib., Princeton Univ., 1970; Hon. Exhib. sponsored by Am. for Indian Opportunity, Wash. Gallery of Art, 1971. Awards: three first awards, Philbrook Art Center Mus., 1966, 1968 & 1971; Walter Bimson Grand Award, Scottsdale Nat. Indian Arts Exhib., AZ 1968; grand special award, All Am. Indian Art Exhib., Sheridan, WY, 1971; plus over 100 major awards, 1952-.

Asociaciones: Nat. League, Am. Pen Women; Int. Platform Assn.; Southwestern Art Assn.; Muskogee Art Students Guild (art di. & publicity dir., 1958-64); Intercontinental Biog. Assn.

Obra: Heard Mus., Phoenix, AZ; Dept Interior, Arts & Crafts Board, Wash., DC; Mus. of Am. Indian, Heye Foundation, NYC; Fine Arts Mus. of New Mexico, Santa Fe; Philbrook Art Center Mus., Tulsa, OK. Commissions: 14 portraits (pastel), Hardin Nelson Co., Muskogee, OK, 1959; two mural-type oil paintings of Cherokee Nation through Dept. Interior, Tahlequah, OK, 1967; portrait (gouache) for book, Sam Houston with the Cherokees," commissioned by Rennard Strickland & Jack Gregory Collection, Tulsa, OK, 1967; portrait & ten illustrations for book poetry, Five Civilized Tribes Mus., Muskogee, OK, 1968; two mural-type oil paintings, commissioned by U.S. Dept. Interior Designer for Govt. Bldgs., Albuquerque, NM, 1969."

Comentarios: Preferred media: oils, gouache, acrylics, collage, tempera. Positions: art & publicity dir., Muskogee Art Guild, 1958-64; career day art consultant, AAUW, 1962-63. Teaching: instr., Tulsa Secondary Public Schools, 1952-56; instr., adult art educ., Muskogee Art Guild, 1959-60. Publications: illus., A History of the Baird-Scales Family," 1960; contrib., "Look to the Mountain Top," 1972; contrib. & illus., "The American Way," Am. Airlines, 1972.

Fuentes: WW73; Bill Harmon, "Not Bound by Tradition," Orbit Magazine (July 21, 1963); Joan Bucklew Hale, "A Critic Views Indian Art in General and Painting in Particular," New Dimensions in Indian Art (1965); Marion Gridley, Indians of Today (Indian Council Fire Publ., 1971)."

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