Houser, Allan - Apache Cradle Board

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Houser, Allan - Apache Cradle Board
Apache Cradle Board
Artist: Houser, AllanDate of Birth: 1914-1994
Medium: Bronze, cast number 11/15
Dimensions: 46
Signed: Signed and dated 94
Verso: AHI
Frame/Outer Dim: 46 x 18 x 11
Allan Houser was the first child born in Oklahoma to Geronimo’s Chiricahua Apache after their release in 1914 from decades of detention in Florida, so it isn’t surprising that the strength and dignity of his ancestry and the triumphs and travails flow through and from his sculptures. Combining Modernist approaches and abstractions with traditional Native American elements, Houser’s simplified figures straddle the plane of the world we all live on and a higher, spiritual plane. In Houser’s sculptures, life, work and worship are made of the whole cloth of purpose; they are aspects of divinity that cannot truly be separated.
This lot is illustrated in The Story of Leanin’ Tree on page 199. A copy of the book will accompany this lot