Howe, Oscar

Howe, Oscar

(1915–83) Yankton Sioux painter; born in Joe Creek, S.D. He served as art director at the Pierre (S.D.) Indian School (1953–57) and as professor and artist-in-residence at the University of South Dakota (1957–81). His many exhibitions and illustrated books won numerous awards. In 1960 he was named South Dakota Artist Laureate.
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