Jerome Bushyhead biography
Coyote Walks By
9/13/1929 - 4/15/2000
"Coyote Walks By" is the English meaning for the Cheyenne Indian name of Jerome Bushyhead. He has been a professional Artist since 1970. Jerome is a nationally recognized artist for his excellent interpretation of the life of the Plains Indians with his original works starting at $5,000.
Joanne Harris of the Shreveport Times, in her review of Jerome Bushyhead's work, dated February 17, 1991, stated:
"In style, Bushyhead is basically a representational artist, even when dealing with visionary elements. At times, his work takes on a quality of superrealism."
"Clearly, Bushyhead identifies with the Indian hunter/warrior, the provider of sustenance and safety for his people. But it is the hunter's identification with his prey - characteristic of almost all primitive hunting societies - that the artist has so vividly depicted to capture our imagination."
"Probably the best thing about Bushyhead's works is that they are good, solid, mainstream art. He avoids the gimmicky, cliche-ridden kind of Indian art that is seen to frequently, particularly with the current "Southwest-style" home decor."
"These are works that will endure regardless of fads and trends."
- Business Manager
- Mari Bushyhead
109 W. Jenkins
El Reno, Oklahoma 73036
- Subject Matter of Specialty
- Cheyenne and Plains Indians Beliefs. These include Spiritual
topics and the Path of the Warrior.
- Acrylic Paints on Canvas
- Published Prints
- Eleven (11) Prints
Twelve (12) Note Cards
Five (5) Book Marks
- Centenary College, Shreveport, Louisiana
- Calumet, Oklahoma
September 13, 1929
- El Reno, Oklahoma
April 15, 2000
Producer and Host of his own television show "Unity", KTVY, Oklahoma City, eight years.
Director of the Oklahoma State Fair Indian Program since 1976.
Hosted a radio program on Station KELR, El Reno Oklahoma, entitled "The Indian Nation Hour" for five years.
Founded the Cheyenne Nation Arts and Crafts Show and Inter-Tribal
Pow-Wow in 1972, which has become a National Event.
Co-Founder of the Oklahoma Indian Art League, Inc.
His Painting, "The Worshipping Warrior", appeared on the cover of the 1974 summer
issue of the "Chronicles of Oklahoma" magazine published by the
Oklahoma Historical Society.
He is noted for being the spokesman for all Indians charged in April 1974 with "Feather Violations"
by the U.S. Wildlife Commission. Jerome was the primary force in
the Indians fight to retain the right to use the feathers. He
appeared on both local and national TV in his efforts to ensure
the right was restored to the Indian people.
Jerome worked with the Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma as
the Public Information Director.
Worked with the Pacific International Enterprises Movie Company on "Wind Walker" from 1980-
He lectured at schools, colleges, organizations,
communities and had been involved with charitable work such as
providing a painting to the Los Angeles Indian Actors Association
for a raffle to provide funds for a National Tour.