Memorial Exhibition of Set of Five Woodcuts
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Works on Paper, lithograph 169/200
Signed lower right T.C. Cannon
Signed lower left Walter Cannon
1) Woman at the Window; 18 3/4" x 16 3/4" (29" x 26 1/4" framed)
2) Man in a Wicker Chair; 19 1/2" x 16 3/4"; (29" x 26 1/4" framed)
3) Hopi with Manta; 18 3/4" x 16 3/4" (29 x 26 1/4" framed)
4) His Hair Flows Like a River; 21 1/4" x 16 3/4" (31 1/2" x 26 1/2" framed)
5) Two Guns Arikara; 20 3/4" x 16 3/4"" (31" x 26 1/4" framed)

About the Artist
(1946 - 1978)
Tommy (T.C.) Cannon was born in Lawton, Oklahoma, to a Kiowa father and a Caddo mother. He was given the name Pai-doung-u-day, which translates into "One Who Stands In The Sun," His early life was spent near the Zoltone springs in Southern Oklahoma. As a teenager the family moved to the Gracemount area where he attended the local high school. He displayed a talent for drawing and writing at an early age winning numerous awards for his art work around the Gracemount and Anardako areas.

After graduating from high school, he attended Institute of American Indian Artist in Santa Fe, New Mexico from 1964-1966. It was at this school during the "golden age", where he studied alongside other talented artist, such as Earl Biss, Doug Hyde, Linda Lomahaftewa, Sherman Chaddlesone, Parker Boyiddle, Kevin Red Star and Bill Prokopiof, to name a few. At I.A.I.A., his sense of humor in his early works such as "Mama and Popa Have the Going Home to Shiprock Blues.", to his later works appeared to come through. Whether it was an Indian in native garb wearing sunglasses, to an Indian with a Van Gough on the wall of his house. He combined the old traditional art and incorporated it into the so-called new world, which became his style of contemporary art.

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