Bob Bell

(1926- 2002) Tribal Affiliation: Choctaw Bob Bell was born to Judge and Mrs. Robert J. Bell, Sr. during the pre-depression years at McAlester, Oklahoma. Bell grew up with a love and respect for animals and the heritage he portrayed in his original bronzes. After graduating from the Oklahoma Military Academy, Bell served with the United [...]

Carol Bell

(1928-2004) Carol Marshall Bell attended the University of Oklahoma where she majored in art education. She was married to Jack Marshall, Sr. from 1950 to 1976, and together they raised four children. Carol taught art at Putnam City West High School until 1977 when she married Bob Bell. They made their home on the Bell [...]

Cliff Fragua

(1955-current) Pueblo: Jemez Pueblo Cliff Fragua is a Jemez Pueblo sculptor and stone carver. He is the only Native American sculptor to have a work installed in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol:  Po'Pay Statue Commissioned by State of New Mexico for U.S. Capitol’s National Statuary Hall, 2000. Cliff comes from a family of [...]

Clint Cross

(1965 - Present)        Tribal Affiliation: Sokoki Band of the  Abenaki Nation of the Missisquoi “That’s where the fun is - digging in the ground.” A member of the Sokoki Band of the Missiquoi Abenaki Nation, sometimes referred to as the North Eastern Abenaki, Clint Cross has a mining and gem cutting background. Clint has been prospecting and mining [...]

Dan Vallo

(1966-Present) Pueblo: Acoma Dan Vallo spent his younger years living on the reservation in Acomita, and there he watched his grandmother, Helen R. Vallo make pottery. Dan also spent some time hunting with his great uncle Clyde, Chief Sunny Skies, who was a well-known silversmith. “This is where I get my artistic inspiration”. Dan now [...]

Kelly Haney

(1940 –present) Tribal Affiliation: Seminole/ Creek Enoch Kelly Haney was born on November 12, 1940 in Seminole, Oklahoma. His father, Woodrow Haney, was a flute maker and craftsman and his paternal grandfather, Willie Haney, contributed to the Smithsonian Institution's oral history project. After obtaining his degree from Oklahoma City University, Kelly attended the University of [...]

Kim Seyesnem Obrzut

(1969-Present)                                           Tribal Affiliation: Hopi Master artist Kim Obrzut first began producing her iconic Hopi maidens over twenty years ago. Originally working in the traditional scrape-and-smooth method that Hopi potters have used for thousands of years—including her own family ancestors—it wasn’t long before she transitioned into bronze. Employing her degree in Fine Arts from Northern Arizona [...]

Ned Archuleta

(1961- Present) Pueblo: Taos Pueblo Ned Archuleta of Taos Pueblo, sculpts elegant works in alabaster that are sensitive statements about day to day Tiwa life. His gracefully flowing sculptures reflect the symmetry of life and art between a man and his creative self. Archuleta was born and raised at Taos Pueblo from where he draws [...]

Troy Anderson

(1948- Present)                                                   Tribal Affiliation: Cherokee Troy Anderson is a Master Artist of the Five Civilized Tribes Museum, a title which he quite deserves.  Seen as an early leader in the development of western and southwestern art, Troy has been featured in many magazines including Southwest Art Magazine. Working primarily in acrylic, he is equally adept [...]

Upton (Greyshoes) Ethelbah, Jr.

(1949-Present)  Pueblo: Santa Clara and White Mountain Apache Greyshoes (Upton S. Ethelbah, Jr) is an award-winning stone and bronze sculptor whose work enjoys worldwide acclaim. Greyshoes’ contemporary style draws inspiration from the traditional and ceremonial aesthetic of his Santa Clara and White Mountain Apache heritage. Greyshoes sculpts contemporary, stylized, and flowing forms inspired by the [...]