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Native American (Choctaw), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1959, in Phoenix.

Beadworker, painter, fashion designer, glass artist , performance artist.

Marcus Amerman is a distinguished Choctaw artist who works in a number of media and in performance (as a figure called ‘Buffalo Man’) but is best known for creating his own approach to the Native American tradition of beadworking. Amerman has a BA in Fine Art from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, and also studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe and the Anthropology Film Center. He lives and works north of Santa Fe. Amerman uses a highly mimetic style in his beadwork to recreate, and hence reclaim, Indian images from history, as in his beaded version of the famous D.F. Barry photograph, ...

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Native American (Tlingit), 20th–21st century, male.

Born 1963, in San Francisco.

Glass artist, printmaker.

Preston Singletary established himself as a glass artist after a long apprenticeship with master glassblowers in both North America and Europe. The honorary doctorate he received in 2010 from the University of Puget Sound was a culmination of years of training, started in ...