Definitions for "Allan Houser"
Allan Houser (1914 - 1994) was one of the most renowned Native American painters and Modernist sculptors of the 20th century. Born of the Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache tribe of Oklahoma, USA, Houser's work can be found at the United Nations building in New York City, at the US National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and in other public buildings throughout our nation's capitol. From humble beginnings came a man who took on two of the great conversations of his time – the Native American experience, and the challenges posed by abstract modernism – and forged a new way of seeing both visions.