A wonderful portrait of a Cherokee Indian. Frame measures 23 x 18 1/2, canvas 18 x 14.
Cherokee Indian painter, Joe Waano-Gano settled in Los Angeles where he was primarily a landscape painter in pastel and oil and exhibited at the California Art Club, San Fernando Valley Art Club, and Los Angeles City Hall. He lectured on Indian life, created Indian designs for textiles, and executed murals in Rapid City, South Dakota and in San Francisco.
Waano-Gano was born in Salt Lake City, Utah on March 3, 1906 and studied at the Los Angeles Academy of Fine Arts, the Christian von Schneidau Art School from 1924 to 1928, the University of Southern California and with illustrator Dean Cornwell.
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