R.C. Gorman, painter and sculptor bio


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R.C. Gorman

R.C. Gorman

R.C. Gorman is considered by many to be the premiere Indian artist. A man of today in every sense, his art reflects the racial memory and experience of an ancient people that remains timeless and universal. 
The deceptively simple, lyrical lines of his drawings provoked the New York Times to title him “The Picasso of American Indian Art.” 

R.C. Gorman’s work, especially the lithographs, drawings and bronzes, is collected as often by lovers of contemporary art as by those specializing in Indian Art.

Gorman has lived in Taos and owned the Navajo Gallery there since 1968. 

Though he travels extensively to exhibitions throughout the United States and Europe, he always considers Taos his home.

The Navajo Gallery is one of the oldest galleries in Taos. Since it is the only gallery owned by Gorman, the gallery’s inventory retains the largest collection of R.C. Gorman works in the country. If you’re looking for something you think might be sold out, contact Mr. Gorman at the email address at the end of this article. The Navajo Gallery is likely to still have it on hand.

Asked why his art is still in demand when many other artists lack his staying power, R.C. responds, “I’m lucky that I can paint as I wish and that people relate to my work in a very personal way. I’ve always done what is unique to me. “I’m starting on my third generation of collectors now, and that means a lot to me.”

R.C. Gorman Gallery
PO Box 1756 
Taos, New Mexico 87571
Phone: 505-758-3250 
Fax: 505-758-7590