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Artist Biography | Rance Hood Gallery

Artist Biography

Paintings Owned By Museums

  1. Crazy Dog Song, owned by Oklahoma State Arts Collection, Kirkpatrick Omniplex, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  2. Lost, owned by the National Museum of the American Indian, Washington, DC
  3. Man with Peyote Bird, owned by Heard Museum, Phoenix, Arizona
  4. Shield Dance and Charging Comanche, owned by Southern Plains Indian Museum USDI Collection, Anadarko, Oklahoma
  5. Indy 500, Speedway, Joseph Coors Suite, Indianapolis, Indiana
  6. Eiteljorg Museum, Indianapolis, Indiana
  7. Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and Art, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  8. New Britain Museum of American Art, New Britain, Connecticut
  9. Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma
  10. Comanche, owned by Comanche Nation Tribal Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma
  11. Deer Running from Night into Day, painted shield, owned by National Cowboy Hall of Fame and Western Heritage Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Commissions

1971 Designs for Theater Sets, Indian Theater Ensemble at Cafe La Mama Theater, New York City, New York

1987 Film Indian, Sculpture, American Indian Film Festival anniversary award

Medallion, Comanche Nation Commemorative Emblem, Franklin Mint

To Father Sky Mother Earth, poster, Oglala Sioux Rights Fund

Eagle, exterior design, Turbo West Aircraft Company, Cheyenne III Jet, Broomfield, Colorado

1989 Wooden Easter Egg for Easter at the White House, American artists egg exhibit

1990 Fleeing from the Spirit Winds and Emerging Power, posters, published by the American Indian Film Festival, XIV

2005 Illustrations for Blood of Our Earth: Poetic History of the American Indian by Dan C. Jones, University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque

2005 Palo Duro Holocaust, mural for Comanche Nation Tribal Museum, Lawton, Oklahoma

Sculptures

1985 Pony and Warrior, bronze, artist’s collection

1991 Vision of Crazy Horse, cast paper

Awards

1962 Second and Third, American Indian Exposition, Anadarko, Oklahoma

1963 First, Second, and Third, American Indian Exposition, Anadarko, Oklahoma

1964 First and Second, American Indian Exposition, Anadarko, Oklahoma

1965 Grand Award and First, American Indian Exposition, Anadarko, Oklahoma

1966 Grand Award, Second and Third, American Indian Exposition, Anadarko, Oklahoma

Lost, purchase award, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

Second, Gallup Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Gallup, New Mexico

Honorable Mention, Texas-Oklahoma, sidewalk art show, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

1968 War Dance, Honorable Mention, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1969 Second and Grand Award, American Indian Exposition, Anadarko, Oklahoma

The Comanche, Honorable Mention, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1970 Eagle Dance, First, Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma

1972 Grand Award, American Indian Exposition, Anadarko, Oklahoma

1985 Western Writers Cover Art Award

American Artists Lithograph Competition for Poster Art

1986 Award of Merit, Colors of the Heartland

Reyna’s Galleries, San Juan Bautista, California

First Anniversary Indian Market, First Place and Special Award, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Artists Out of Your Gourd, Ribbon, Charity auction of painted gourds, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Private Collections

Al Unser, Jr.                                                        Jimmy Conners

Joe Walsh                                                            John Reese, Que-oma-lo-nina

Johnny Rodriguez                                               Joseph Coors

Michael Martin Murphy                                      Reba McEntire

Stevie Nicks

Magazine Articles

1971 “Rance Hood, Comanche Artist.”  American Indian Craft and Culture Magazine 5, no.3 (March):17.

1974 “Oklahoma Indian Art.”  Southwest Art 4, December: 50-55.

“You Simply Cannot Get Finer Indian Art. Ni-Wo-Di-Hi Guarantees It!” The Indian Trader, June 15, 17.

1985 Carol Dickinson. “Storm Center.”  Southwest Art 15, no. 6 (November): 75-79.

1986 “Traditional Native American Art at Its Finest.”  Art Talk, March: 40.

1988 Debbie Pitner Moors.  “When Horses Dance.”  Appaloosa Journal, September: 27-32.

1989 Sandra Rector. “Rance Hood, Artist: A Sense of Magic Pervades Paintings.” Santa Fean 17, no. 7:74-76.

1991 US Art, November: 49.

Vicki Stavig.  “Rance Hood, Hanging onto the Old Ways.”  Art of the West, July/August: 24-30.

Cindi R. Maciolek.  “Southwest Art.” Robb Report, January: 50-54.

1995 Joan Frederick. “Traditional Painting in Oklahoma.” Native Peoples, 8: 48-49.

1996 Joan Frederick.  “The Role of Oklahomans in Native American Art.” Persimmon Hill, winter: 37-43.

Bette LaGou.  “Capturing the Horse.”  Horse Illustrated, November: 50-55.

John Anson Warner.  “Native American Paintings in Oklahoma: Continuity and Change.” Journal of Intercultural Studies, no. 23, Fig. E:92-94.

1997 Ronna Snyder.  “Spotted Visions.”  Appaloosa Journal 51, no. 7, July: 18-22.

T.R. Tallchief.  “Galleries.”  Native Peoples 14, July-August: 101.

Source: Hester & Hood. (2006). Rance Hood, Mystic Painter.