The artist of this Native American sculpture was determined to be the work of Clarence Downing. Mr. Gary Williamson has lived on his property in Siloam Springs, Arkansas for 35 years. Recently he discovered this beautiful piece on his property.
He brought it to the Talbot Library and Museum for us to review. The initials on the piece are "CD". It was determined that these are the initials of Clarence Downing.
Mr. Williamson has generously donated this piece to the Talbot Library and Museum for display! Thank you, Mr. Williamson!
You can find more information on the artist Clarence Downing in this NewsOk article from 1990. Mr. Downing said, "...one of his sculptures has been purchased by Gov. Henry Bellmon and another by a Catholic nun who said she was taking it to Rome."
What an amazing sculpture and discovery! We are grateful to have it in our collection!
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