RC Gorman

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Birthday
26, 1931
Birthplace
Arizona
Death Date
Nov 3, 2005 (74)
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
26, 1931
Birthplace
Arizona
Death Date
Nov 3, 2005 (74)

About

Navajo painter whose best-known works included portraits of strong Native American women and "Natoma," a patinated bronze sculpture. He was called the Picasso of American Indian art by the New York Times.

Before Fame

His 1958 trip to Mexico inspired him to become an artist, and he moved to San Francisco to begin his career.

Trivia

He sold his artwork to Elizabeth Taylor, Gregory Peck, and other celebrities.

Family Life

He was born on a Navajo reservation near Arizona's Canyon de Chelly to painter an teacher Carl Gorman.

Associated With

His private art collection included works by Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall.