Allan Houser  (American, 1914-1994) 


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Allan Houser, Iza


Allan Houser

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Allan Houser, Young Beauty


Allan Houser
Young Beauty

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Allan Houser, War Pony


Allan Houser
War Pony

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Allan Houser, We Will Soon Be Home


Allan Houser
We Will Soon Be Home

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Allan Houser, Man of Honor


Allan Houser
Man of Honor

Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
Allan Houser, Reverie


Allan Houser

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Allan Houser, Earth Mother


Allan Houser
Earth Mother

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Allan Houser, Chrysalis


Allan Houser

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Allan Houser, Heritage


Allan Houser
Heritage, 1976


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Allan Houser, Thrill of the Challenge


Allan Houser
Thrill of the Challenge, 1978


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Allan Houser, Buffalo Dance


Allan Houser
Buffalo Dance


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1914   Born in Oklahoma, a member of the Chiricahua Apache tirbe. Born June 30 to Sam and Blossom Haozous on the family farm near Apache, Oklahoma
1934 - 1938   Studied under Dorothy Dunn at the Painting Studio of the Santa Fe Indian School, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1939   Exhibited paintings at the World’s Fair, New York, New York.
Participated in the Golden Gate International Exposition, San Francisco, California.
With Navajo painter Gerald Nailor, commissioned to paint murals in the Department of the Interior Building, Washington, D.C.
Paintings exhibited at the World’s Fair, San Francisco; the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D. C.; and the Art Institute of Chicago.
1940   Commissioned to paint life-size murals in the Department of the Interior Building Penthouse, Washington, D.C.
Studied with Norwegian muralist Olle Nordmark in a special program for outstanding students and teachers at the Fort Sill Indian School in Lawton, Oklahoma. Encouraged by Nordmark to explore sculpture.
1947   Commissioned by the Haskell Institute, Lawrence, Kansas, to create a monumental marble sculpture, Comrade in Mourning, honoring the Native Americans whom died in World War II. The sculpture was dedicated in 1948.
1949   Guggenheim fellowships for painting and sculpture
1949   Awarded the Grand Award, third annual competition, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Received a Guggenheim Fellowship in painting and sculpture. Worked on his projects in a studio set up on the family farm in Oklahoma.
1950   Commissioned by the Southern Plains Indian Museum, Anadarko, Oklahoma, to create four dioramas.
1954   Awarded the Palmes d'Academique by the French government
1958   Commissioned to design the 59th medal for the American Society of Medalists.
1951 - 1962   Professor at the Intermountain Indian School, Brigham City, UT
1951 - 1962   Artist-in-Residence and teacher at the Inter-Mountain School, Brigham City, Utah.
1967   Received a Certificate of Achievement from U.S. Department of Interior for his work as artist and educator. The citation recognized him as “one of the nation’s foremost sculptors.”
1968   Sacred Rain Arrow (wood) wins “Grand Award” at the Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma.
1969   Waite Phillips Trophy, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1973   Gold Medal, Sculpture I Exhibit, Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1962 - 1975   Professor at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, NM
1979   Received “Governor’s Award for the Visual Arts”, State of New Mexico.
1980   Elected to Heard Museum's National Advisory Board
1980   Governor's Award for the Visual Arts, New Mexico
1983   Governor's Award for the Visual Arts, New Mexico
1984   Governor's Award for the Visual Arts, New Mexico
1985   Inducted into the Oklahoma Hall of Fame
1987   Honorary Ph.D. in Fine Arts, University of Maine
1989   American Indian Distinguished Achievement Award, Lifetime Achievement Award presented by American Indian Resources Institute, Washington, D.C.
1992   Awarded National Medal of Arts by President George Bush Senior
1993   Prix de West, National Academy of Western Art
1993   Ellis Island Medal of Honor
1993   Ph.D. Humane Letters, University of Oklahoma
1994   On August 22, Allan Houser died at his home in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1995   Posthumously awarded the inaugural “Lifetime Achievement Award”, Southwestern Association for Indian Arts, Santa Fe, New Mexico. The award is intended to honor masters of contemporary Indian art for their artistic achievements, personal integrity and impact on Native American arts.
1996   Posthumously awarded first annual Visionary Award, Institute of American Indian Arts Foundation, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
  Private Collections: Smithsonian Institution, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, and The White House, among others.
2008   October 24, 2008 – July 2009, “Allan Houser and the Legacy of One Apache Family”, the Oklahoma Museum of History, Oklahoma City.
October 11, 2008 – April 26, 2009, Allan Houser solo exhibition “Sprits from New Mexico”, museum pavilion, Grounds For Sculpture, Hamilton, New Jersey.
2007   Dedication of Peaceful Serenity at The Sherman House at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire (Collection of the Hood Museum).
Glenn Green Galleries A Celebration of our 20 years with Allan Houser: Exhibit of Rare Lifetime Creations in Stone, Wood and Bronze
April 20, 2006 – April 30, 2007, “Allan Houser: An American Treasure”, an exhibition of major bronze sculpture, Museum of Indian Arts and Culture, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
October 6, 2006 – May 6, 2007, “Shadow and Form”, a retrospective featuring works from the Heard Museum permanent collection and the Allan Houser Foundation Archives, the Heard Museum North, Scottsdale, Arizona.
2006   Allan Houser & Phillip Haozous, Figarelli Fine Art, Scottsdale, AZ
Allan Houser: An American Treasure, Museums on the Hill, Camino Lejo, Santa Fe, NM
Naples Museum of Art Philharmonic Center for the Arts, Naples, FL
2005   September 13, 2005 - January 8, 2006, “Allan Houser” solo exhibition of sculpture, watercolors and drawings, Naples Museum of Art, Naples, Florida.
2004   February 7 – August 8, “Allan Houser”, an exhibition of sculpture and drawings, The Carnegie Museum, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
September 21, 2004 – September 21, 2005, “Native Modernism: The Art of George Morrison and Allan Houser”, a retrospective exhibition, Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, D.C.
National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Retrospective Exhibition and Museum Opening
2003   “We’re Still Here with the Mountains”, exhibition produced by the Allan Houser Foundation opens February 1,2003 at the Hubbard Museum, Ruidoso Downs, NM.
“Illustrations: Selected Book Illustrations by Allan Houser”, a collection of 45 book illustrations produced by Allan Houser Foundation. Exhibit opens at Museum at Warm Springs, Oregon.
July 4 – September 28, “Water” exhibit travels to Price Tower Art Center, Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
October 1 – December 3, “Selected Works”, an exhibition of drawings, book illustrations, and sculpture, Sundance Institute, Sundance, Utah.
2002   February 23 - March 31, “Anthology of Mother and Child Exhibition”, Figarelli Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona.
March 13 – May 2, “Water”, exhibit travels to Museum of the Southwest, Midland, Texas.
2000   September 2001 - March 2002, “The Monumental Sculptures of Allan Houser Exhibition”, featuring: May We Have Peace, Resting at the Spring, Watercarrier, Meeting on the Trail, Ready to Dance, Spirit of the Mountains, Unconquered II, Homeward Bound , Sacred Rain Arrow, Prayer, and Raindrops. Exhibition also includes Phillip M. Haozous’s Allan Houser Haozous 1914-1994, Salt Lake City, Utah.
August 18 - 19, Preview of “The Monumental Sculpture of Allan Houser”, Indian Market Exhibition, The Allan Houser Compound, Santa Fe, New Mexico.June 30, “Honoring an American Master” Press announcement of the Olympic Exhibition featuring speakers Billy Mills, 1964 10,000 Meter Olympic Gold Medalist, and Ray Grant, Director of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games Cultural Olympiad.
1999   “Allan Houser Haozous: The Lifetime Work of an American Master”, Documentary Video Screened in Native Forum Program II, presented by the Sundance Institute at the 1999 Sundance Film Festival, Park City, Utah.
“Allan Houser: Drawings & Sculpture Exhibition”, Colorado Springs Fine Art Center, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
“Allan Houser, Henry Moore & Pablo Picasso Exhibition”, Georgetown Gallery of Art, International Art Fair, “Art Palm Beach”, Palm Beach, Florida.
1998   “Allan Houser, Henry Moore, & Pablo Picasso Exhibition”, Georgetown Gallery of Art, International Art Fair, Art Palm Beach, Palm Beach, Florida.
“Allan Houser: Selected Drawings and Sculpture Exhibition”, R. Paul Mooney Fine Art, Scottsdale, Arizona.
1997   Solo Sculpture Exhibition, Georgetown Gallery of Art, International Art Fair Art Miami, Miami, Florida
Solo Sculpture Exhibition, Mongerson Wunderlich Gallery, Chicago, Illinois.
“Retrospective - Solo Exhibition”, focus on small-scale bronzes, Institute of American Arts Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“Exclusive Exhibition of Never Before Shown Drawings”, focused on the decade of the nineties, The Allan Houser Compound, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Earth Song, Italian Carrara marble sculpture exhibited at The White House “Honoring Native America” in the Jacqueline Kennedy Rose Garden, Washington, D.C.
1996   “Retrospective Exhibition”, Mongerson Wunderlich Galleries, Chicago, Illinois.
“Allan Houser: The Abstract Work”, Niman Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
“The Studio of Allan Houser”, Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1991 - 1994   “Allan Houser: A Life in Art”, touring exhibition, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
1993   “Retrospective Solo Exhibition”, Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana.
1992   Allan Houser: A Life in Art, Fred Jones Jr. Museum of Art at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
1990 - 1991   “A New Mexico Tradition: Southwestern Realism”, Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Taiwan Museum of Art, Taichun, Taiwan, Republic of China.
1989   Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
1989   The Gibbes Museum of Art, Charleston, South Carolina
1987   Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey.
1984 - 1986   Touring exhibition: Austria, Bulgaria, Czechoslovakia, Romania, Yugoslavia.
1985   Exhibition and dedication of "Offering of the Sacred Pipe" at the United States Mission to the United Nations, New York City.
1983 - 1984   Touring exhibition: Germany
1983   Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
1982   Amerindian Circle Exhibit, Smithsonian Institution and Kennedy Center.
1981   Salon d'Automne, Grand Palais, Paris, France
1980   "Contemporary Amerindian Painting", traveling exhibition: Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru.
1979   Hopkins Center, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire
1976   Governor's Gallery, State Capitol, Santa Fe, New Mexico
1974   The Gallery Wall, Inc. dba Glenn Green Galleries, Arizona "The Human Form" group exhibit *This marks the beginning of Glenn Green Galleries (Gallery Wall) representation of Allan Houser for 20 years (until Houser's death in 1994) The gallery hosted biannual one-man shows for Houser in their Scottsdale, Arizona and Santa Fe, New Mexico galleries. Glenn Green Galleries also mounted and sponsored international exhibits of Houser's work
1939   National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.
1939   Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
1938   Museum of Northern Arizona.
1936   Worlds Fair, New York.
  Selected Collections
Allstate Insurance, Chicago, Illinois
Arizona State Capitol, Phoenix
British Royal Collection, Princess Anne
Chrysler Corporation, Detroit, Michigan
Dahlem Museum, West Berlin, Germany
Denver Art Museum, Colorado
The Duke and Duchess of Bedford, England
Gift Gardens Botanical/Fine Art Park, Palm City, Florida
Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, Nebraska
Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, New Jersey
Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico, Santa Fe
Museum of Indian Art and Culture, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Museum of Modern Art, National Art and Culture Center, Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
Scottsdale Center for the Arts, City Collection, Scottsdale, Arizona
US Department of the Interior, Washington, D.C.
US Mission to the United Nations
University Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
University of California, San Diego
University of Oklahoma, Norman
Wheelwright Museum of the American Indian, Santa Fe, New Mexico
North Dakota Museum of Art
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
2004    Rushing, W. Jackson III, Allan Houser: An American Master (Chiricahua Apache 1914-1994), Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 2004
2004    Lowe, Truman, Native Modernism: The Art of George Morrison and Allan Houser, University of Washington Press, 2004
2001    “Monumental Legacy,” The Salt Lake Tribune, Travel, July 15, 2001
2001    Drabanski, Emily, “Houser honored at 2002 Olympics,” New Mexico, November 2001
2001    Griggs, Brandon, “Going for the Bronze,” The Salt Lake Tribune, September 9, 2001
2000    Davila, Erika, “Houser’s Legacy,” Santa Fe New Mexican, December 7, 2000
1974 - 1994    Various Gallery Wall Inc. and Glenn Green Galleries Exhibition Catalogs
1992    Smithsonian Institution Press and Glenn Green Galleries Second Edition printing hardcover
1987    Godine Press Allan Houser (Haozous) hardcover biography by Barbara Perlman
1987    Perlman, Barbara¸ Allan Houser: (Ha-o-zous), David R. Godine, Publisher, 1987
1986    Lawson, Kyle, “Allan Houser: The Artist as Masterpiece,” Phoenix Gazette, February 27, 1986
1984    Gibson, Daniel, “Allan Houser at 70,” Southwest Profile, August 1984
1983    Mayer, Kay, “Forms from the Land--The Artistic Views of Allan Houser and Dan Namingha,” Arizona Highways, February 1983
1982    “Hallmarks of a Heritage,” Arizona Arts & Lifestyle, Winter 1982
1980    Nelson, Mary Carroll, ”Allan Houser” Grand Master Apache Sculptor,” American Artist, November 1980
1980    Katz, Jane B., This Song Remembers, Houghton Mifflin, 1980
1979    Perlman, Barbara, “The Timeless Sculpture of a Plain and Happy Man,” ARTnews, December 1979
1977    Broder, Patricia, Bronzes of the American West, Harry N. Abrams Inc., 1977
1976    Lauer, Marjel de, “Allan Houser, American Indian Artist,” Arizona Highways, August 1976