Sunday, April 3, 2016

Native American Biography: Acee Blue Eagle: Oklahoma Painter

Blue Eagle is one of Oklahoma's most famous artists.  He was an artist, teacher and lecturer.  He studied with Oscar Jacobson at the University of Oklahoma.  He hosted a television program and was concerned about television for children.  He was named "Outstanding Indian in the United States" in 1928.  He passed away in 1959.  A children's book was published posthumously, "Ecogee, The Little Blue Deer."  He also wrote a local comic strip carried in Oklahoma newspapers.  Many of his paintings have been applied to dishes and glasses, including a series of famous Native Americans.

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