Indian Pioneer Papers - Index
Indian Pioneer History Project for Oklahoma
Date: October 13,
Name: Mr. Acee Blue
Post Office: Bacone, OK
of Birth: August 17
Place of Birth: Anadarko, Caddo County
Information on Father:
Mother: Martha Blue Eagle McIntosh
Field Worker: R. B. Thomas
Acee Blue Eagle, three-quarters Creek-Pawnee was born in
Anadarko, now living at Bacone College, Bacone, near Muskogee.
He is one of the foremost Indian Artists and one who has
done much to secure recognition by national and international critics of
Indian Art. He is now art director of Bacone College where he began his
career as a cartoonist and illustrator for the American Indians. He
attended Bacone two years, Haskell and Chilocco and finished his education at
the University of Oklahoma.
Fourth place was awarded to his painting, Indian Ball
Game, in 1932 in a Los Angeles exhibit and eight paintings were on exhibition
at the Chicago Century of Progress in 1934. These paintings are now in
the Indian Trading Post, Chicago, and Youngers Art Galleries, Chicago and one
picture is in the art galleries at the Oklahoma University, Norman.
There is also a picture in the Oklahoma College for Women at Chickasha.
The Lions club of Oklahoma presented one of Blue Eagle's paintings to the
battle ship Oklahoma in 1935.
He conducted a series of lectures at the International
Educational Conference at Oxford, England, lecturing throughout Holland and
France. Governor Marland invited him to be one of the exhibitors at the
exhibition building, New York City, 1936, where only a few outstanding artists
were so invited.
Acee Blue Eagle was born August 17 at Anardarko, Caddo
County, son of W. S. and Martha Blue Eagle McIntosh. He has been elected to the
Indian Hall of Fame in Washington. He is an outstanding artist of the Nation
and Oklahoma is proud of him. The Indians are natural
Submitted to OKGenWeb by
Brenda Choate <email@example.com> November 2000.