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R.C. Gorman, famed Navajo artist, dies at 74

R.C. Gorman, the famed Navajo artist, died at a hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Thursday. He was 74.

Gorman was called "the Picasso of American art" by The New York Times. He became famous worldwide for his works depicting Indian women. He also made sculptures.

"I revere women. They are my greatest inspiration," Gorman said an Associated Press interview in 1998.

Gorman fell ill with a severe case of pneumonia. He had been hospitalized in Albuquerque since September 26 with no signs of improvement.

Gorman was born in Chinle, Arizona. He was the son of the late Navajo Code Talker Carl Gorman.

Get the Story:
Renowned Navajo artist R.C. Gorman dies in New Mexico (Taos News 11/3)
R.C. Gorman; Native American Artist's Portrayals of Navajo Women Were Highly Popular (The Los Angeles Times 11/4)
R.C. Gorman at a glance - The Quotable Gorman (The Santa Fe New Mexican 11/4)
Renowned Navajo artist dies (AP 11/3)
Obituary: RC Gorman Leaves A Long Legacy (The New West 11/3)

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