Oral history interview with Joan Brown
TitleOral history interview with Joan Brown
DescriptionJoan Brown has been a professional artist for many years while parallel her other roles as mother and social worker. She describes her childhood and growing up around Creek influences. Brown explains how she decided to become an artist and how she continued to paint while working other jobs. She mentions some of the people she has worked with over the years and their place in the community. Brown comments on her creative process and the challenges of being an artist and a mother. She acknowledges the value of older artists mentoring younger artists early in their careers.
InterviewerLittle Thunder, Julie Pearson
KeywordOklahoma Native Artists; Indian Children's Home; Indian university; Daughters of the Earth
SubjectIndians of North America; Indian artists; Motherhood; Interviews
SpatialChoska, Oklahoma; Muskogee, Oklahoma
Citation of materialOklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University