Oral history interview with Sharron Ahtone Harjo


Oral history interview with Sharron Ahtone Harjo


Harjo, Sharron Ahtone, 1945-



Sharron Ahtone Harjo, a professional artist, talks about her childhood and her decision to pursue art as a career. She goes through her art education and the teachers who encouraged her to keep doing art. She mentions some of the projects she has worked on and some of the unique experiences she has had, like being Miss Indian America and having Dick West as an instructor. Harjo describes her creative process, style, and preferred art forms. She points out some of the challenges she has faced as female artist and discusses her love of teaching and the importance of passing on historic art styles and techniques.


Little Thunder, Julie Pearson


Oklahoma Native Artists; Miss Indian America; Kiowa heritage; Creative process


Indians of North America; Artists; Interviews; Indian ledger drawings; Painting; Art--Study and teaching


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; Mountain View, Oklahoma; Concho, Oklahoma

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Oklahoma Oral History Research Program-Oklahoma State University

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