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Woodrow Wilson Crumbo and the oilman Thomas Gilcrease met for the first time at the Mayo Hotel in Tulsa in 1945. Gilcrease would eventually persuade the young Crumbo to join him as artist-in-residence at the nascent Thomas Gilcrease Museum. Potawatomi, French, and German by birth, Crumbo was orphaned young and fostered within various Native traditions. His genius knew no tribal borders, but he supported and promoted Indian art and artists throughout his life, as an educator, director of art at Bacone College, consultant to Gilcrease, and early adopter of printmaking methods that expanded the audience for Native fine art.

The Gilcrease Museum has the honor of possessing the largest extant body of Crumbo's delightful and finely crafted work, which is celebrated and interpreted within the pages of this book.

About The Author
Minisa Crumbo Halsey has exhibited extensively in the United States and Europe, including in an invitational tour of the USSR that presented multicultural portraits, symbolic Native images, and original poetry. She is founder of the Moon Circle Teachings Group and author/illustrator of Beloved Woman. She is most proud of The Lost Female Fire, a synthesis of Spirit-centered and contemporary vision-oriented practices. She lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma, with her husband Jim Halsey, Impressario.
Ruthe Blalock Jones is a Shawnee traditionalist, artist, and retired Art Director at Bacone College. She was appointed Commissioner of the Indian Arts and Crafts Board by Interior Secretary Ken Salazar in 2011.
Carole Klein, Associate Curator of Art at Gilcrease, has been on staff since 1991. She has in-depth experience working with the museum’s art collection for research and exhibitions and has written extensively for related publications and the Gilcrease Journal. As a professional artist, Carole brings direct experience and knowledge of art media and techniques to her curatorial work.

Robert Perry, Vice Chairman of the Chickasaw Council of Elders, was inducted into the Chickasaw Hall of Fame in 2011. He is on the national board of Wordcraft Circle of Native Writers and Storytellers and has published three books, including Uprising! Woody Crumbo’s Indian Art.

Kimberly Roblin has worked with the anthropology, art, and archival collections since joining Gilcrease in 2005. An Associate Curator, she researches and develops content for exhibitions and is a regular contributor to the museum’s publications, including the Gilcrease Series and the Gilcrease Journal. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Oklahoma.
Book Information
151 color & b&w illus.
148 Pages
Paperback 978-0-9819799-5-3
Published July 2013