Great oil painting by artist Joe Waano-Gano (1906 - 1982) great Indian Chief, oil on canvas, the canvas size is "30 X 25" excellent condition, signed lower right, Good LuckCherokee, Noonan moved to Los Angeles at an early age. He studied art locally at UCLA, USC, and with Theodore Lukits and Christian Von Schneidau. An auto accident in 1961 left him unable to paint; however, he continued to lecture and write on the art of the American Indian. He was a resident of Los Angeles until his death on Sept. 1, 1982. His Indian name was Joe Waano-Gano.
Member: Calif. Art Club; San Fernando Valley AA.
Exh: LA Co. Fair, 1927 (1st prize); Kern Co. Fair, 1929 (prize); Century of Progress Expo (Chicago), 1933; LACMA, 1940 (1st solo), 1946; Exposition Bldg (LA), 1943; Gardena High School, 1946 (prize); LA City Hall, 1946; Painters & Sculptors of LA, 1947-65.
In: Gardena (CA) High School. Murals: Sherman Indian Inst. (Riverside); LA General Hospital; Western Airlines (SF). Source:
Edan Hughes, "Artists in California, 1786-1940"
Who's Who in California 1942; Who's Who in American Art 1947-70; Artists of the American West (Samuels).
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