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(Many Paths)

An Online Newsletter Celebrating Native America


June 14, 2003 - Issue 89


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Jesse T. Hummingbird

credits: Image 1: The artist; Jesse T. Hummingbird, Image 2: Spotted Dog and His Ride

The artist; Jesse T. HummingbirdJesse T. Hummingbird, 3/4 Cherokee and tribal member of the Cherokee Nation, was born in 1952 in Tahlequah, OK. This well known Cherokee artist has won awards for his paintings at major shows across the country. He most recently won the best of division for painting at the Heard Museum Indian Market; second place in painting at the SW Arts Festival in Indio, CA.

Jesse won Best of division in two dimensional art at the Albuquerque Indian Art 2000 exposition; and 1st place in painting and etching categories at the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe. Jesse was the Inter Tribal Ceremonial poster artist in 1992 and the Bien Mur poster artist in 1999. He has published three children's coloring books with The Book Publishing Company, Summertown, TN.

In 1996 he was named artist of the year by the Indian Arts and Crafts Association and received a fellowship from SWAIA that same year. Jesse was featured in an article in the 1999 fall issue of Native Artist magazine. Interviews and his images have been featured in several published books.

Spotted Dog and His Ride He recently was commissioned by Indian Motorcycle to complete one of his figures on the new Indian motorcycle...... a painting he titled "Spotted Dog and His Ride."

Jesse paints in the traditional flat style of the Oklahoma Natives with acrylic on canvas for his bright contemporary original paintings. The geometric faces in his paintings are an outgrowth of his popular mixed media masks.

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