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Rudolph Carl Gorman Edit Profile

also known as R.C. Gorman


Rudolph Carl Gorman, American Artist. Recipient honorable mention New Mexico Fiesta Biennial, Santa Fe, 1969, 1st prize in drawing Tanner's All Indian Invitational Pottery and Painting Show, 1974, Key to City of El Paso, Texas, San Antonio, Houston, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1988; R. C. Gorman day named in his honor, State of New Mexico, 1979, San Francisco, 1986; recipient Humanitarian award in Fine Art Harvard University, 1986.


Gorman, Rudolph Carl was born on July 26, 1933 in Chinle, Arizona, United States. Son of Carl Nelson and Adelle Katherine (Brown) Gorman.


Student, Northern Arizona University. Student, University of Americas, Mexico City. Doctor of Humane Letters (honorary), Eastern New Mexico University, 1980.


Practicing artist and model, San Francisco & Taos, New Mexico, 1960-1970. Owner Navajo Gallery, Taos, New Mexico, 1967—2005.


  • Other Work

    • One man shows include: Rosequist Galleries, Tucson, 1969, Artisan Gallery, Houston, 1969, Citizens First National Bank, Tyler, Texas, 1970, Navajo Community College, Many Farms, Arizona, 1970, Gallery of Modern Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, 1971, Aspen (Colorado) Gallery Art, 1973, 74, Stables Gallery, Taos, 1973, Jamison Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1973, Jamison Gallery, Houston, 1973, Art Wagon Gallery, Scottsdale, 1973, 74, Navajo Gallery, Taos, 1974, Pendulum Gallery, Fort Worth, 1974, Baylor University, 1974, Western Art Gallery, Albuquerque, 1974, Museum American Indian, New York City, 1975, Museum Navajo Ceremonial Art, Santa Fe. 1975, Gallery of New Mexico, Santa Fe, 1976, Freeman-Anacker Gallery, New Orleans, 1976, White Buffalo Gallery, Wichita, Kansas, 1976. Group shows include: Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oregon State University, San Francisco Civic Center Art Festival, Scottsdale National Indian Arts Exhibition, American Indian Heritage Art Exhibition, Oklahoma City, The Gallery, Seattle, The Gallery, Wilmington, Delaware, Heard Museum Indian Arts and Crafts Show, Phoenix, New York City Center, Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Mary Livingston's Gallery, Santa Ana, California, 1973, numerous others.

      Represented in permanent collections at Metropolitan Museum Art, New York City, Museum American Indian/Heye Foundation, New York City, Santa Fe Museum Fine Arts, Heard Museum, Philbrook Art Center, Museum Indian Arts/American History Society, San Francisco, Pacific Northwest Indian Center, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Washington. Father and son exhibitions include: Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, 1964, Heard Museum, Phoenix, 1965, American Indian History Society, San Francisco, 1967, Navajo Tribal Museum, Window Rock, Arizona, 1981, Davis University, Davis, California, 1984. In numerous private collections.

      Author: American Indian Painters, 1968, Indians of Today, 1971, Arrow III, 1971, Great American Desert, 1972, Southwest Indian Painting, 1973, A Taos Mosaic, 1973, The Man Who Sent the Rain Clouds, 1974, Palette in the Kitchen, 1974, others.


Fellow Kellogg Fellowship screening committee Navajo Health Authority, Window Rock, Ariz. Member standards committee, juror New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair, 1975. Board directors Pacific Northwest Indian Center, Gonzaga University, Spokane, Wheelwright Museum, Santa Fe, Taos Festival of Music, Music at Angel Fire, New Mexico, College of Ganado, New Mexico.


Carl Nelson Gorman

Adelle Katherine (Brown) Gorman