Gorman, R. C. full name: Rudolf Carl Gorman
Native American (Diné/Navajo), 20st century, male.
Born 1932, in Chinle (Arizona); died 2005, in Albuquerque.
Painter, sculptor, lithographer.
Navajo painter and sculptor R. C. Gorman was one of Native North America’s most influential artists of the 20th century. Owing his great commercial success to a deceptively simple style, Gorman was among those who marked through their art the transition between the so-called ‘Traditional painting’ and the generation of ‘New Indian Painters’. Deeply influencing numerous indigenous and Euro-American artists alike, Gorman contributed to the popularisation of Southwestern motifs, themes and aesthetics, establishing a clearly identifiable genre that makes economic use of lines and volumes....