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Primarily a painter of Indian subjects, Bert Seabourn is an American expressionist who also paints non-Indian figures, landscapes, and occasionally flowers. As an expressionist, he uses the technique of dripping, smearing, and splattering the paint--acrylic, oil and watercolor. He also works with graphics. In 1976, the Five Civilized Tribes of Oklahoma designated Seabourn a Master Artist, and in 1981, he received the Oklahoma Governor's Art Award. In 1986, his sculpture, "Wind Walker," a 23-foot bronze, was unveiled at Southwestern Bell Telephone Company's State Headquarters in Oklahoma City, and in 1997, Oklahoma City University awarded him their highest honor, Honorary Degree of Humane Letters. Seabourn was born in Iraan, Texas, and began drawing cartoons as a child growing up in Purcell, Oklahoma. One of his early cartoons was published by King Features Syndicate. In 1950, he married Bonnie Jo Tompkins and then joined the Navy as an artist and was stationed in Hawaii at Pearl Harbor. In 1955, he and his wife and two daughters settled in Oklahoma City, where he took a job with the Oklahoma Gas and Electric Company and enrolled in night art classes. He also completed a correspondence course in Commercial Art and Illustration from the famous Artist Schools of Westport, Connecticut. In 1978, he became a full-time fine artist. In addition to museums, his work is in the personal collection of George and Barbara Bush and is in the Gerald Ford Library Collection. Source askart.com

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