Art of the Southwest

​Red View Gallery

Carl Gorman - "Untitled"
Watercolor - Original
10 1/2" x 14 1/2 Image - 18" x 22" Framed

Carl N. Gorman

Carl Nelson Gorman, Kin-ya-onny-beyeh (1907 - 1998) was born on the Navajo Reservation. Gorman began his career with his service in the U.S. Marines during WWII as a member of the elite group of Navajo Code Talkers. After the war, Gorman studied art at the Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles.  After his time at Otis Art Institute, he became a technical illustrator for Douglass Aircraft, established his own silk-screen company and became an instructor in Native American Art at the University of California, Davis.  Gorman’s work is displayed in national and international galleries and is known as an innovator in a variety of styles and media.

Upon his retirement from UC Davis, faculty, students, and community members honored his contribution to Native American Studies and Native American contemporary art by establishing the museum in his name.

Carl Gorman is the father of renown Navajo artist R. C. Gorman.