Antowine Warrior is a self-taught artist raised in the traditions of the Sac and Fox. His emphasis is in keeping with the traditions of his culture and preserving the stories and accounts of his tribe as described to him by his grandfather Thomas Morris, Mo-gi-We-mi-ko, Bad Thunder. Warrior's grandfather was his earliest critic and greatest influence by instructing him in the ways of his people. Antowine describes his style as "primitive" and states that he has his grandfather in mind every time he begins to paint.
In 1961 Warrior attended the second Indian art seminar hosted by the University of Arizona and supported by the Rockefeller Foundation. Among the other students at the seminar was Fritz Scholder. Two distinguished artists whom have taken wholly different paths in preserving their traditions. In 1978 Warrior's painting Storyteller was the winner of the Wolf Robe Hunt Award for the best traditional style Native American painting at the 33rd Annual Indian Artist's Exhibition at the Philbrook Art Center, Tulsa, Oklahoma. Warrior is adamant in the accurate depiction of tribal ways, and his paintings are among the permanent collections at the Smithsonian and Philbrook Museums.
"Long ago, and it was yesterday. It was my childhood, or was it that of my grandfather?"
Original lithograph-1977, 24" x 16", sold
framed, overall size 32" x 24"
Number 55 of an edition of 80, signed and numbered by the artist.
Information excerpted from an artist profile on Warrior by Dana Loy. "Antowine Warrior". Four Winds:The International Forum for Native American Art, Literature, and History. Vol. 1, No. 3: 10-14, 1980, Hundred Arrows Press, Inc..