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Jesse Hummingbird

I established myself as a successful printer, graphic artist, and commercial illustrator with publishing companies in Chicago and Dallas before becoming a full-time artist in 1983. I pursue both Cherokee and other American Indian themes in my acrylic paintings. I have won several awards at regional and national American Indian shows and museums, including the Inter-Tribal Ceremonial, Heard Museum, and Santa Fe Indian Market. In 2017, Jesse was selected by the Cherokee Nation as a Cherokee National Living Treasure. Those selected are actively involved with the preservation and revival of traditional cultural practices that are in danger of being lost from generation to generation. Jesse currently exhibits at approximately 18 shows during the year, primarily in the southwest. He and his wife Sandy live in Bisbee, AZ, now.



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