Joe Don Brave

  • Osage Nation
  • Cherokee Nation
  • Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Born in KC in 1965, relocated to OK at age 9, immersed within traditions of the Osage, until I left for college in Santa Fe and then to NYC to work at the Smithsonian, where the world opened for me. Returned to OK in 2004, working at tribal museum until it became important to follow art full time. My artwork revolves around my heritage, emotions, environment and expressions that I have picked up through my adventures along the road, and while listening to the elders tell the stories of their experiences. I am a citizen of the world, as such, seek to define my identity and place within this world via art.

Sample of Work

Unbroken

Unbroken

48" x 60" x 1"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Straight Dancer 3

Straight Dancer 3

24" x 30" x 1"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography

Morning Bull

Morning Bull

24" x 30" x 1"

Paintings / Drawings / Graphics / Photography