Tribal Affiliation: Seminole
Gary Montgomery was looking towards a career in baseball, until he broke his arm in high school. He subsequently changed his focus towards art, turning toward the naturalistic and representational paintings of “Romantic Realism”. Montgomery says, “I paint the omens, legends and truths of the Native American in an environment of 100-150 years ago.” Montgomery attempts to express the spiritual nature of his subject while working in oil, acrylics, pencil, pastel, charcoal & prints.
Gary’s award winning artwork is featured in numerous private & public art collections, including the Cherokee National Museum (Tahlequah, OK), the Heard Museum (Phoenix, AZ) & the Smithsonian Institution (Washington, D.C.). In 1983, Gary Montgomery was designated a Master Artist by the Five Civilized Tribes Museum (Muskogee, OK).