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Clear glass tumbler with graphic of a dancer by Woody Crumbo / Woodrow Wilson Crumbo

Essay/Description

One of a set of twelve glasses with images of American Indian fancy dancers by Woody Crumbo.

According to donor Don Pearson, "I did some artwork that Woody was going to show when he opened his gallery in New Mexico. My wife and I took some pieces down to his "farm" in Eufaula. They took us to lunch and when we got back to their home my wife asked if we could see his studio. Woody and Lillian both laughed and he said "follow me." Off we went to the barn where his "studio" was an old butcher table by a window. The rest of the barn was filled with mats, shrink wrap, shrink wrap machines, boxes, etc. As we were leaving, he handed me one of the boxes and said "put this in your car" and led me off to this garden to get some tomatoes, peppers, etc. When we got home, I opened the box and there were the glasses. He and I had been next door neighbors in several art shows so we got to be friends. Both he and Lillian were very down to earth - a class act. I work in colored pencils and

Curatorial Remarks

This drinking glass comes from a set of twelve drinking glasses. Possible hand and or stencil painted drinking glass.

Tags: fancy dancer, paint, dancers, drinking glass, clear, artist signature
People: Woodrow Wilson Crumbo, Muscogee (Creek), Potawatomi
Places: Southeast, Eastern Oklahoma
Purpose: domestic use

From interviews with Dr. Garrick Bailey, 2018-2020 University of Tulsa, Professor Emeritus of Anthropology

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Title(s): 
Clear glass tumbler with graphic of a dancer by Woody Crumbo
Creator(s): 
Woodrow Wilson Crumbo
Culture: 
Native American; Muscogee (Creek), Potawatomi
Date: 
20th century
Place: 
Eufaula Lake
Materials/Techniques: 
glass
Object Type: 
Accession No: 
57.508
Previous Number(s): 
TL 2005.26.1
Department: 
Not On View

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