Family Album: Photographs by Pierre Tartoue
The Oklahoma Historical Society is partnering with the Center for Creativity to present a photography exhibit from Pierre Tartoue (1885-1976). The exhibit will be on display Dec. 7 through Jan. 26 in the Center for Creativity.
Tartoue was born in the harbor town of Saint-Nazaire on the western shores of France, and in his lifetime made his way across most of the continental United States. From the late 1930s to early 1950s he spent most of his time in Oklahoma, painting and producing photographs that witnessed a tremendous renaissance in American Indian communities, including the emergence of large intertribal expositions and powwows. This rebirth would not have been possible without strong multi-generation American Indian families. This exhibit was curated by Matt Reed and Jacquelyn Sparks.