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Eight Original Paintings by Carl Sweezy

Ongoing Exhibition - Ends Feb 8

Adobe Gallery - Santa Fe, NM

We are pleased to present a collection of eight fantastic original paintings by Carl Sweezy. These paintings were originally obtained from Sweezy by European artist and professor Oscar Jacobson.

Carl Sweezy (1879-1953) Wattan was a talented and influential Arapaho painter and ledger artist.  Sweezy was born in 1879 on old Cheyenne-Arapaho Reservation in Oklahoma.  His father was Hinan Ba Seth (Big Man) and his mother, unfortunately, died when he was very young.  Sweezy attended Mennonite Mission Schools in Oklahoma and Kansas. He also attended Chilocco and Carlisle Indian Schools.  Sweezy’s Indian name was Wattan, or “Black.” He was also known as “Waatina.”