Hyrum C. Joe
Born in 1979 in Farmington, NM and raised on the
Navajo Indian Reservation in Shiprock, NM, Hyrum grew up in
a family of Native American artists. Among them, he has recieved
a great amount of inspiration from his father, Oreland C. Joe
Sr., a well known bronze and stone sculptor. After graduation
from Kirtland Central High School, he studied figurative charcoal
drawing and oil painting at Mesa Community College in Mesa,
AZ under instructor Jim Garrison who taught with a deep admiration
of the influences of the 19th century "European Masters."
There, Hyrum was quickly drawn into his favorite subject matter,
painting the Southwest Indian cultures and unique lifestyles
from 1850-1950, a time period that is intriguing to him and
is still somewhat accessible.
He has recently participated in various art shows
in New Mexico and Arizona including the more premiere shows
of Santa Fe Indian Market, the Heard Museum Guild Indian Market
and the George Phippen Memorial Western Art Show.
Today, Hyrum gets his inspiration by seeking to
live what he paints. Whether his paintings depict a couple of
Northern Traditional Dancers at a pow wow, or an elderly Navajo
couple at a Squaw Dance, he feel's a need to be there, dancing,
to get a true feeling and sense of what it is has been like
through years of history. In addition to his influence, Hyrum
has studied, as well as appreciated the works of "Master
Painter", Howard Terpning, Figure Painter Ned Jacob, and
the late Christian-theme painter, Harry Anderson.
With a strong desire to paint his people in a most authentic
and respected manner, Hyrum admits his motivation comes from
his wife, Celinda, little daughters Aspynn and Cienna, and son
Ouray (named after the Great Chief Peace Leader of the Colorado
In addition to his mainly Navajo ancestry, Hyrum
also has Southern Ute ancestry from his father, Hopi blood from
both his mother and father's sides and even some White Mountain
Apache from his mother's side.
Drums" New Oil by Hyrum C. Joe, 12"x9" $1,000.
This piece will be featured in the "Wildlife & Western
Visions Art Show" on April 27 & 28, at the Plainsmen
Gallery in Clearwater, Florida. Call for more information 1-888-779-2240.
New Sketch by Hyrum C. Joe, 10"x8" $650. This
piece will be featured in the "Wildlife & Western Visions
Art Show" on April 27 & 28, at the Plainsmen Gallery
in Clearwater, Florida. Call for more information 1-888-779-2240.
"Spirits of the White Mountain Gan"
Oil by Hyrum Joe, 36"x24" SOLD
see more originals by Hyrum Joe on the Show Preview click here
For more information about artwork by Hyrum
Joe, please call The Plainsmen Gallery 1-888-779-2240 or email