"In an increasingly complex world, it has never been more important to preserve the beauty, ideals, and customs of the American West’s early societies. Hyrum Joe continues to chronicle his people’s experiences and feels it is 'both an obligation and a privilege. It’s an honor to share their stories, the images that come to me in dreams and from my participation in traditional rituals, and to create modern interpretations of times gone by.' ”
Read our latest blog entry about Arizona-based artist Hyrum Joe at blueraingallery.com.
Hyrum Joe; "She Dances to the Heartbeat of her Cheyenne People"; graphite & watercolor on paper; 24"h x 18"w, 31"h x 25"w framed
#HyrumJoe#drawing#watercolor#nativeamericanart#santafegallery#santaferailyard#blueraingallery#BRGlifestyle 🔹Born in 1979 in Farmington, NM and raised on the Navajo Indian Reservation in Shiprock, NM, Hyrum grew up in a family of Native American artists. Among them, he has received a lot of inspirations from his father, Oreland C Joe Sr., a well known bronze and stone sculptor. After graduation from Kirtland Central High School, he studied figurative charcoal drawing and oil painting at Mesa Community College in Mesa, AZ under instructor Jim Garrison who taught with a deep admiration of the influences of the 19th century “European Masters”. There Hyrum was quickly drawn into his favorite subject matter, painting the Southwest Indian cultures and unique lifestyles from 1850-1950, a time period that is intriguing to him and is still somewhat accessible. Though coming mostly of Navajo ancestry he also has Southern Ute ancestry from his father, Hopi blood from both his mother and father’s sides and even some White Mountain Apache from his mother’s side.🔹