Oklahoma Art History
with an emphasis on representational art
This section of the Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) catalogue Topics in American Art is devoted to the topic "Oklahoma Art History." Articles and essays specific to this topic published in TFAO's Resource Library are listed at the beginning of the section. Clicking on titles takes readers directly to the articles and essays.
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Resource Library essays listed by author name in alphabetical order, followed by articles:
Oklahoma Capitol Portraits
Winter Camp: Honoring the Legacy - Contemporary Expressions of Oklahoma Tribal Art
We recommend that researchers always search within Resource Library for additional material. Please see TFAO's page How to research topics not listed for more information. As of April, 2015 Resource Library contains 303 pages including the state's name.
Museums and other non-profit sources of Resource Library articles and essays:
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum
Oklahoma City Museum of Art
Philbrook Museum of Art
Price Tower Arts Center
Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History
Other online information:
About The Kiowa Six from The Jacobson House. Accessed August, 2015.
"American Indian Art" by Mary Jo Watson, from Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Artists from Oklahoma in Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.
"Contributions of the Indian People to Oklahoma" by Muriel H. Wright, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 14, No. 2, June, 1936; from Oklahoma Historical Society and Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center. See page 161 referring to Five Kiowas.. Accessed August, 2015.
"Early Oklahoma Artists" by O.B. Jacobson and Jeanne d'Ucel, Chronicles of Oklahoma, Volume 31, No. 2, 1953; from Oklahoma Historical Society and Oklahoma State University Library Electronic Publishing Center. Accessed August, 2015.
Ledger Book Art by Bobby D. Weaver, from Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed August, 2015.
List of Native American artists from Oklahoma in Wikipedia. Accessed August, 2015.
Native American Art in Oklahoma: The Kiowa and Bacone Artists by Gerri Parker, from De Anza College. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
"1930s WPA Program Still Making an Impact" by Claire Brandon; from Routes, an online magazine published by the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Oklahoma. [Link found to be expired as of 2015 audit. TFAO is saving the citation for use by researchers.]
Oklahoma (sampling of artists and works connected to state) from askArt. Accessed August, 2015.
Oklahoma State Capitol (text only) from State of Oklahoma. Accessed August, 2015.
Oklahoma State Capitol Art Collection - from Oklahoma Arts Council. Accessed August, 2015.
"Outdoor Sculpture" by Dianna Everett, from Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed August, 2015.
Visual Voices: Contemporary Chickasaw Art is a 2018 exhibit at the Fred Jones Jr Museum of Art which says: "The artworks analyze the complex relationship between contemporary Chickasaw life and rich tribal history and culture." Also see press release. Accessed 8/18
"What About Indian Art?" An Interview With Mary Jo Watson, from KGOU. Accessed August, 2015.
Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project by Sally Bradstreet Soelle, from Oklahoma Historical Society's Encyclopedia of Oklahoma History and Culture. Accessed August, 2015.
Books, listed by year of publication, with most recently published book listed first:
Oklahoma Indian Art., by Thomas Gilcrease Museum Association - 1995
Oklahoma Artists of Distinction, by Tom & Dorothy Notestine. 50.pages. Publisher: Paintspree Publications (1989). ASIN: B000CLJHVK
Folk Art in Oklahoma: An Exhibition Presented by the Oklahoma Museums Association: the Oklahoma Art Center's Arts Annex, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, May 3-June 19, 1981. By Oklahoma Museums Association, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma Art Center, Oklahoma Museums Association. Published by The Association, 1981. 104 pages
New Deal Murals in Oklahoma: A Bicentennial Project, By Nicholas A. Calcagno. Published by Pioneer Printing, 1975. 52 pages
Indian Artists from Oklahoma, By Oscar Brousse Jacobson. Published by University of Oklahoma Press, 1964. 19 pages
Artists in Oklahoma: A Handbook, By Bess England. Published by University of Oklahoma. 168 pages
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