Native American Veteran Artists
October 26, 2021 - March 22, 2022
Curated by art history student and museum intern Sam Holguin, Native American Veteran Artists was installed in the OSU Museum of Art's mini-vault.
The Native American veterans in this installation not only served in the U.S. military,
but they were also popular artists recognized across the country. This mini-show acknowledges
their artistry, indigenous culture, and service to the country.
Brummett Echohawk served in the National Guard during World War II and created work
reflecting his time in the military and life as a Pawnee native. Harding Big Bow was
also a veteran of World War II who later devoted his life to advocating for Native
American religious freedom through his artwork. Jerome Richard Tiger — who served
a short period of time in the U.S. Navy — developed his artistic skills between school
and work before gaining national attention for his paintings of Native American life.