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R.C. Gorman collection

Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-2005  Search this
Extent:
0.25 Linear feet
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
1981-1993
Summary:
This collection contains 3 photographs depicting Diné (Navajo) artist R.C. Gorman and one poster depicting his artwork.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains 3 photographs depicting artist R.C. Gorman [Diné (Navajo)] and 1 poster advertisting an exhibit of his work in 1993.
Arrangement:
This collection is arranged in 1 oversize box.
Biographical / Historical:
Diné (Navajo) artist R.C. (Rudolph Carl) Gorman was born in Chinle, Arizona in 1931. His father Carl Gorman was also an artist and as well as a Navajo code talker in World War II.

After serving in the U.S. Navy and studying art and literature at Northern Arizona University, R.C. received a Navajo Tribal Council scholarship to study art at Mexico City College in 1958. It was there that Gorman was introduced to the works of Diego Rivera and José Clemente Orozco, which would later influence own artwork. Later Gorman moved to Taos, New Mexico and opened the first Native-owned fine art gallery in 1968.

Best known for his imagery depicting Navajo women, Gorman's work is held in the collections of many national museums including the National Museum of the American Indian, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Heard Museum in Phoenix, Ariz.

Gorman died in 2005 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Separated Materials:
This collection also includes R.C. Gorman 13 artworks held in NMAI's object collection, catalog numbers 270169-270181.
Provenance:
Gift of Mrs. Tracy Fontaine Evans.
Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
Permission to publish the Yousuf Karsh photographs must be directed to his estate directly.
Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NMAI.AC.310
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R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4100f74c9-d066-4725-8974-e8bfec41f067
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmai-ac-310
Online Media:

Photograph of R.C. Gorman

Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-2005  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Gelatin silver print
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Gelatin silver prints
Date:
circa 1981
Scope and Contents:
Gelatin silver print depicting a portrait of artist R.C. Gorman [Diné (Navajo)], photographed by Yousuf Karsh circa 1981. The photograph is signed by Karsh and has a note written by Gorman that reads, "To Tracy and Cam Evans- Love, R.C. Gorman."

The back of the print has a stamp that reads, "No. 3 [handwritten] Karsh, Ottawa." Another note reads, "WO# 7639"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
This photograph is copyrighted by the Estate of Yousuf Karsh. Please contact the Estate for permission to use this image.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv469c0206c-0596-4ff0-b6fa-2c164fa600b6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-310-ref1

Photograph of R.C. Gorman

Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-2005  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1981
Scope and Contents:
Gelatin silver print depicting a portrait of artist R.C. Gorman [Diné (Navajo)], photographed by Yousuf Karsh circa 1981. The photograph is signed by Karsh and has a note written by Gorman that reads, "To Tracy and Cam Evans- Love, R.C. Gorman, 1981."

The back of the print has a stamp that reads, "No. 21 [handwritten] Karsh, Ottawa." Another note reads, "WO# 7642"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
This photograph is copyrighted by the Estate of Yousuf Karsh. Please contact the Estate for permission to use this image.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv455407408-038e-4b1d-a3bb-731e23b1b850
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-310-ref2

Poster of R.C. Gorman work

Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-2005  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Poster
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Posters
Date:
1993
Scope and Contents:
One poster depicting an R.C. Gorman artwork. The bottom of the poster reads, "R.C. Gorman / Taos Art Association / Stables Art Center 1993"

There is a handwritten note by Gorman that reads, "To Tracy and Cam- love, R.C. Gorman"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish the Yousuf Karsh photographs must be directed to his estate directly.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv4c2194e75-16ce-4768-ae6e-857e4402521a
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-310-ref3

Photograph of R.C. Gorman

Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Names:
Gorman, R. C. (Rudolph Carl), 1932-2005  Search this
Collection Photographer:
Karsh , Yousuf, 1908-2002  Search this
Extent:
1 Photographic print
Container:
Oversize 1
Culture:
Diné (Navajo)  Search this
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Photographic prints
Date:
circa 1981
Scope and Contents:
Color photograph depicting a portrait of artist R.C. Gorman [Diné (Navajo)], photographed by Yousuf Karsh circa 1981. The photograph is signed by Karsh and has a note written by Gorman that reads, "To Tracy and Cam Evans- With Love, R.C. Gorman."

The back of the print has a stamp that reads, "No. K [handwritten] Karsh, Ottawa." Another note reads, "WO# 7641"
Collection Restrictions:
Access to NMAI Archive Center collections is by appointment only, Monday - Friday, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm. Please contact the archives to make an appointment (phone: 301-238-1400, email: nmaiarchives@si.edu).
Rights:
This photograph is copyrighted by the Estate of Yousuf Karsh. Please contact the Estate for permission to use this image.
Collection Citation:
Identification of specific item; Date (if known); R.C. Gorman collection, Box and Folder Number; National Museum of the American Indian Archive Center, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
R.C. Gorman collection
Archival Repository:
National Museum of the American Indian
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/sv464bb9042-93be-4c37-b4c4-530077e3cfa7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmai-ac-310-ref4

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