Quincy Tahoma was a Native American painter. Quincy Tahoma was born on Christmas Day in 1921. This is the Wikipedia date. Other resources state 1920 and 1921 as his birth years.
The artist attended the Sante Fe Indian School. One of his professors was Dorothy Dunn.
Tahoma was very prolific in his output. In addition to painting he created wonderful works using colored sand.
Price range information: Sorry none available. He usually worked in gouache and watercolor.
Over a lengthy career Tahoma’s work began with peaceful and serene landscapes. Toward the latter stages his work focused on more violence including men hunting and animals fighting.
Works by Tahoma can be found in the collections of The National Museum of the American Indian and the San Diego Museum of Art.
Quincy Tahoma’s career was just getting started when he passed away due to alcoholism when he was only in his 30’s. Even admirers of the genre of Southwestern Art may have overlooked him.
I enjoy the artist’s detail in the action of his animals. His stylized clouds and even his horses’ manes have an interesting design quality. Tahoma was ground breaking in his pursuit of adding action to a more decorative style of painting.