Title: Untitled Painting
Date: Early 20th century
Artist: Acee Blue Eagle, born Alex C. McIntosh (1909 – 1959)
Culture: Creek/Pawnee (United States)
Material: Acrylic on Paper
Size: 18” H x 22” W
Credit: Museum Purchase
On View: Yes
Acee Blue Eagle is one of the twentieth century’s most important native American figures. He was an authority on native history, legend, art, and law. He was also an extremely talented dancer, flute-player, and painter. He was so influential that in 1935, at the age of 26, he conducted a series of lectures on Indian Art throughout Europe.
During his lifetime, Blue Eagle exhibited in some of the United States’ most prestigious galleries including the Museum of Modern Art (New York), the Gilcrease (Oklahoma), and the Washington D.C. Arts Club. He was also a member of the Works Projects Administration Public Works of Art Project and received numerous awards, including a medal from Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia. Blue Eagle’s works have become even more popular since his untimely passing in 1959.